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    the percentage of Mormons in the United States of America compared to that of Salt Lake City, Utah (Demographics) (Salt Lake). The numbers can be a point of some debate but using even the most moderate numbers are astounding. What do we know about Mormonism? What has pop culture told us? Is it true? These questions and more will be answered, and to some these answers may be astounding. Joseph Smith was born in 1805 in Sharon, Vermont (Oliver, Branch, and Walker). According to the religion, he prayed

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    Mormonism Essay

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    The Rise and Impact of Mormonism in the Nineteenth Century Throughout American history, many new religions and ideologies have come about due to unique, innovative thinking. During the early nineteenth century, an important reformative movement called the Second Great Awakening allowed for the adoption of some of these unfamiliar religions. Numerous preachers decided to revive or “awake” the religious spirit in followers of a denomination, and provided for the evolution of theological beliefs. They

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    Terry Tempest Williams and Mormonism In Mormon religion, formal blessings of healing are given by men through the Priesthood of God. Women have no outward authority. But within the secrecy of the sisterhood we have always bestowed benisons upon our families. Mother sits up. I lay my hands upon her head and in the privacy of women, we pray. (158) Terry Tempest Williams is fully aware that she is contradicting the church when she writes “women have no outward authority,” yet she still

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    Mormonism: A Paradigm of an American Faith

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    abbreviated as the LDS Church. (Millet 6-8). The Mormon Church in the nineteenth century was considered strange and isolated by many Americans because of... ... middle of paper ... ...shall, eds. Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia. New York, New York: ABC-CLIO, August 10, 2010. Print. Scott, Donald. "Mormonism and the American Mainstream." Teacher Serve. National Humanities Center, Aug. 2004. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. . Smith, Joseph. The Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of

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    World Religion: Mormons

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    the foundation of Mormonism. According to the Catholic Church, it is incorrect to call Mormons Protestants, or even Christians. Gordon Hinckley, the former president and prophet of the Mormon Church, says that he and his co-religionists "are no closer to Protestantism than they are to Catholicism." The doctrines and teachings of the LDS are very different from those of the Roman Catholic Church, and Christianity. There are several differences between Catholicism and Mormonism. Perhaps the single

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    While others used religion as an instrument to justify outrageous acts of controlling and/or harming other individual’s bodies such as with slavery and the relocation of Native American tribes (Goff & Harvey, 2004, pp. 145, 243). Dissimilarly, Mormonism practiced polygamy out of fear being controlled, while the Oneida Perfectionists viewed monogamy as unholy thus practiced a complex form of polygamy (Goff & Harvey, 2004, pp. 214-215). Historically, religion has frequently put an emphasis the human

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    and Offerings. 1 August 2012. 30 November 2013. "Salt Lake Tribue." 2 February 1985. Smith, Joseph Fielding. "Doctrines of Salvation." Vol. 1 (1954): 133-136. Smith, Joseph. "History of the Church." Vol. 5 (1838): 296. Tanner, Jerald and Sandra. Mormonism—Shadow or Reality? Salt Lake City: Utah Lighthouse Ministry, 1987. Wright, Robert. Thou Shalt Kill. 3 August 2003. 30 November 2013. Young, Brigham. "Deseret News." 1856: 235. —. Journal of Discourses By B. Young. London: S. W. Richards, 42, Islington

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    The Mormon Religion

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    The Mormon population holds true to their unique religious beliefs. Most Mormons are similar to those who practice Christianity, however there are some differences. Over the past two centuries that Mormonism has been founded by Joseph Smith, this faith has expanded across the United States. Even though the faith has been powerful to many believers it is becoming less frequently practiced. This religion not only practices God and Jesus as separate people but also believes that God is seen in everyone

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    followers but quickly many people started to come round to Smiths way of thinking. After developing the religion in Palmyra, Joseph Smith and his followers moved to Kirtland. In Kirtland the Mormons were going from strength to strength and by 1831 Mormonism had over 1000 members. However the growing number of businesses of the Mormons was also growing and soon the non-Mormons began to grow envious of the Mormons success. As the Mormon society grew bigger they soon out-numbered the non-Mormons, the

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    Mormons In Utah

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    fervor and international activity, but is still a highly followed, rapidly growing, and successful religion. Mormonism is a major modern religion with more than 8 million members, and over 4 million in the United States. Mormonism was founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith who was known as the prophet. This is a young age for such a widely practiced religion, and its numbers grow daily. Mormonism is officially the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Its founding doctrine is based on the assumption

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