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In this latest episode of the LDS Perspectives Podcast, Laura Harris Hales interviews Christopher about important documents from the early Nauvoo period and what they can teach us about the joys and sorrows of that crucial moment in Church History.

Christopher James Blythe is a volume editor of the Documents series of The Joseph Smith Papers. He completed a PhD in American religious history from Florida State University, an MA in history from Utah State University, and BA degrees in religious studies and anthropology from Utah State University and Texas A&M University, respectively. He is currently revising his dissertation, “Vernacular Mormonism: The Development of Christian Apocalyptic among Latter-day Saints,” into a book manuscript.