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Examining The Rigdon – Spalding Theory Part 2 [Mormonism LIVE 166]

In Examining the Rigdon Spalding theory, hosts Bill Reel and RFM embark on a journey beyond the familiar narrative of golden plates and angels. Delving into the Rigdon Spalding theory, they navigate the murky waters of historical documents and eyewitness accounts to present a compelling case for its consideration. By carefully laying out the best evidence, the hosts encourage listeners to critically engage with the possibility that the Book of Mormon may have origins rooted in Rigdon and Spalding’s collaboration. Join them on a quest for understanding that challenges established narratives and prompts a reevaluation of Mormon history.

Part 1: https://youtube.com/live/kxm9pbLOwaQ Chapters: 00:00

Intro & Re-cap 01:05:00
4. Book of Mormon and “Manuscript Found” had significant overlap
01:16:00 The Jocker Study
01:23:30 5. Credibility Issues with Sidney Rigdon
01:35:00 Criticisms
1:53:30 Caller

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https://archive.org/details/whoreallywrotebo0000cowd/page/8/mode/2up
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/PA/penn1860.htm#020679
https://medium.com/@mormonhistoryuncut/the-spaulding-rigdon-thoery-466db17ac50c https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spalding%E2%80%93Rigdon_theory_of_Book_of_Mormon_authorship

http://www.mormonthink.com/mormonstudiesmatilda.htm
http://boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/JWhitmer-history.html

https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/The_Philadelphia_Album_and_Ladies_Litera/VVNTHPSIhj8C?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=rangdon http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/NY/courier.htm
https://solomonspalding.com/SRP/saga/saga02a.htm
http://sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/whig1839.htm#rigdon
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1616&context=msr
https://www.solomonspalding.com/docs2/Dav1977c.htm
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/CA/natruths.htm#040088-1d2
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/UT/tribune2.htm#041588

Spaulding-Rigdon Timeline


http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/criddle/rigdon1.htm
http://www.mormonthink.com/mormonstudiesrigdon.htm#26january
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/MO/sain1922.htm

Debunking the Spaulding Theory


https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V01N04_17s.pdf
http://exmormonfoundation.org/files/ExmoConfTalkCriddle.pdf
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/PA/penn1810.htm#070916
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/criddle/rigdon1old.htm#25
https://archive.org/details/addresstoallbeli00whit/page/n7/mode/2up?q=rigdon&view=theater
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1616&context=msr
https://mormondiscussionpodcast.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/01/Dan-Vogel-Problems-with-Rigdon-Spalding-Theory.pdf
http://sidneyrigdon.com/criddle/rigdon1.htm

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1 thought on “Examining The Rigdon – Spalding Theory Part 2 [Mormonism LIVE 166]”

  1. One of the videos above features Dr. Craig Criddle, one of the core members of the team that created the very, very, very detailed site all about the Spaulding/Rigdon theory of BOM authorship. I wonder why this extensive resource was not included in the links above, but here it is:

    https://mormonleaks.org

    Seems well researched and footnoted. Unfortunate that they went with an odd slideshow format on their site, but the info is quite eye opening.

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