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Sidney Rigdon: The Benedict Arnold of the Restoration Movement?

Lloyd Knowles
Professor of History
Great Lakes Christian College

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Abstract

Sidney Rigdon, like Benedict Arnold, was initially regarded by his peers as a successful and prominent leader. However, in 1830, he abandoned the Stone-Campbell Movement for another “restoration movement” led by Joseph Smith. Eventually he apostacized from the Mormons as well, causing both movements to brand him as a pariah.

 
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