1344: Captain Kidd, Treasure Digging, Joseph Smith, and the Book of Mormon
September 10, 2020
Today I will be reviewing my recent research into the topic of how the pirate Captain William Kidd and the practice of New England treasure digging that followed Kidd directly inspired Joseph Smith to create the Book of Mormon.
I’ve been doing this research in preparation for a new Youtube channel I’m launching called “Understanding Mormonism with Dr. John Dehlin.”
I need your help in the following ways:
1) I’d love to know if there are any important errors or omissions in my research.
2) I’d love to know if you find the research interesting/worthwhile overall.
3) I am making a call for listeners to submit their own essays/PowerPoint presentations for future videos in this project.
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