About Christopher Smith

I am a PhD candidate in Religions of North America at Claremont Graduate University. I am currently living in Provo, Utah to be near the LDS Church History Library while I work on my dissertation. I also have a BA in Biblical Studies (with a Classics minor) from Fresno Pacific University and an MA in the History of Christianity from Wheaton College.

Eliza R. Snow wasn’t the only LDS leader sexually assaulted in Missouri

Last week historian Andrea Radke-Moss made headlines with the revelation that Missouri ruffians raped Eliza R. Snow during the 1838 Mormon War. Snow was a beloved “founding mother” of Mormonism and went on to become one of the longest-serving Relief … Continue reading