In this episode, we get to chat with Stephen Fleming, a well-known historian of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a bishop in California. Today Stephen shares a story that you veryyyyy likely have NEVER HEARD from the history of the LDS Church (otherwise known as the Mormon Church).
Speaking of LDS history, we (as a church) focus on some key locations where the church grew but we rarely talk about the more remote places where the church also existed and thrived. Today, Stephen talks about the history of the church in those lesser-spoken-of places, such as New Jersey and Delaware. And the stories he shares are FASCINATING!!
What did you learn from Stephen?? Let us know in the comments below!!
“‘Sweeping Everything before It’: Early Mormonism in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.” BYU Studies, 40, no. 1 (2001): 72-104.
“Discord in the City of Brotherly Love: The Story of Early Mormonism in Philadelphia.” Mormon Historical Studies 5, no. 1 (2004): 3-28.
Ed. “The Short-lived Mormon Experience of Pennsylvania State University’s First President: Six Letters from the Family of Evan Pugh.” Mormon Historical Studies 6, no. 1 (2005): 123-131.
With David W. Gura eds. “The Impact of Edward Hunter’s Conversion to Mormonism on Chester County, Pennsylvania: Henry M. Vallette’s 1869 Letter.” Mormon Historical Studies 6, no. 1 (2005): 133-38.
“‘Congenial to Nearly Every Shade of Radicalism’: The Delaware Valley and the Success of Early Mormonism.” Religion and American Culture, 17, no. 1 (2007): 129-64.
“‘The Air, the Tone and Mannerisms of the Quakers’: The Quakers, the Protestant Ethic, and the Quaker Mormons.” Max Weber Studies 8, no. 1 (2008): 99-110.