Few institutions are more equipped to peek in on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with more understanding, sympathy and even critique than the Community of Christ. They too have been dealing with the same history with which the Mormons have been struggling. But they are a generation or two ahead of the Mormons, suffering the natural convolutions and troubles that come from any institutional reckoning. As a result, they know what it means to pay the price for, but to enjoy the spiritual liberation that comes from squaring up to your tradition’s past sins.
Andrew Bolton, a former apostle of the Community of Christ, joins me to discuss ‘the problem of Nauvoo.’