Legendary researcher Sandra Tanner joins us for our third episode on Joseph Smith’s polygamy and how the LDS church deals with this controversial subject. In this final episode, we will discuss the final part of Doctrine and Covenants 132, which tends to go unnoticed by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Follow along with textual references to Doctrine and Covenants 132.

Join us for Part 1 with Sandra Tanner
And Part 2!


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  1. VFanRJ April 22, 2022 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much bringing this excellent panel together.
    At the 1:29 mark, Sandra makes a fascinating observation about section 132’s focus on virgins, noting that its likely the time when JS began focusing on younger women. And more importantly, its likely that Emma is aware of only those sealings that JS had.
    Even as a TBM adolescent, I wondered about that focus on virgins. In my ward there were multiple couples who were on their second marriage which seem contradictory to section 132. Obviously, looking at the list of JS’s wives, he wasn’t paying attention to the virgin requirement.

  2. Robert Hodge April 24, 2022 at 9:20 am - Reply

    In part, Section 132 is an after the fact justification of Smith’s affair with Fanny Alger. Since she was (as we suppose) a 17 year old virgin and not committed to any other man, Smith could not have committed adultery as charged by Oliver Cowdery. Convenient in the extreme.

  3. LaDean Johns Johnsonon October 14, 2022 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Don’t cry. Change it.

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