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Join Julia Sanders and John Dehlin as the explore the plausibility of Tim Ballard’s “Lincoln Hypothesis” – which is that the Book of Mormon inspired Abraham Lincoln to free American slaves.

The Library of Congress lists the following books that were checked out in November of 1862:
Gunnison’s Mormonism
Hyde’s Mormonism
Book of Mormon
U. S. Constitution 8 vol. 1783
do 8 vol. 1856
Mormonism in All Ages
Mormons, or Latter Day Saints

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  1. Timmy Tim February 29, 2024 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Is there any chance y’all could post the list of titles that were checked out along with the BoM?

  2. Jerilee Malley March 2, 2024 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    At minute 28:00 you mention John Hyde Jr.’s book, “Mormonism – it’s leaders and designs”.
    I have this book. It is fascinating in that he left Utah in the spring of 1857 – 6 months or so before the Mountain Meadows Massacre. This is the time he’s becoming disenchanted with Mormonism and he has learned of the questionable practices of the leaders.
    Highly recommend this book for its info in the context of the conflict that particular year.

  3. Cory March 2, 2024 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    It’s just one more example of Mormons thinking everything revolves around them.

  4. Strangerbird March 19, 2024 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Some years ago I read Sarah Barringer Gordon’s “The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-century America” (published 2002). It looks at the legal and constitutional history of polygamy. And I feel sure it was there that I read of an agreement between Brigham Young and Abraham Lincoln where as a quid pro quo the latter agreed not to pursue the Mormons and the territory of Deseret over the matter of polygamy, provided the Mormons did not support the Confederacy. That is all I have ever read of any connection between Lincoln and Mormonism.

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