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[[Category:Religions]][[category:organizations]]The [[Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] is a [[religious]] [[:category:organizations|organization]] founded in New York State (United States) in 1830. Its members are known throughout the world as "Mormons". Its headquarters today is in Salt Lake City, [[Utah]], where the Church has had significant influence since Mormons founded it in 1847 after gathering first in the Western Reserve area of Ohio in the 1830's, in western [[Missouri]] during the same timeframe, and in [[Illinois]] in the 1840's.
''Query: perhaps "mormonism" should be the religion, with a separate page? (the same way the [[Church of Scientology]] is separate from [[scientology]]) Research needed, e.g. see if this is something addressed by Wikipedia.''
* The [[Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints]] is a "breakaway sect" which still practices [[polygyny]].
* [http://lds.org/ official website]
* [http://mormon.org/ another official website] apparently geared more towards those outside the LDS
* Wikipedia: |[[Wikipedia:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]]|[[Wikipedia:Mormonism|Mormonism]]|
===Official Views===
* [http://www.lds.org/library/display/0,4945,161-1-11-1,00.html The Family: A Proclamation to the World]: The LDS position on the definition of family and marriage
===Unofficial Sites===
* [http://www.came2pass.com/ Came2Pass]: "News For Mormons, By Mormons"
===Outside Views===
* [http://www.i4m.com/think/ Deconstructor: Rethinking Mormonism]: site with many criticisms to offer, though not entirely unsympathetic
* '''ex-Mormon blogs''':
** [http://www.exposingmormonism.blogspot.com/ Exposing Mormonism]
** [http://mormontruth.blogspot.com/ Mormon Truth!!]
==Doctrinal works==
* [[wikipedia:Holy Bible|Holy Bible]]
* [[wikipedia:The Book of Mormon|The Book of Mormon]]
** [http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/BOM/ Skeptic's Annotated Book of Mormon]
* [[wikipedia:Pearl of Great Price (Latter Day Saints)|Pearl of Great Price]]
** [[wikipedia:Book of Abraham|Book of Abraham]] (see also: [http://www.irr.org/mit/Books/BHOH/bhohintr.html By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus])
* [[wikipedia:Doctrine and Covenants|Doctrine and Covenants]]
** [[wikipedia:List of code names in the Doctrine and Covenants|List of code names in the Doctrine and Covenants]]
The Mormons believe that the canon can occasionally be added to, hence the term "open scriptural canon". Most branches of Christianity do not accept this practice, believing that canon must remain fixed.
==Prominent Members==
* [[Orson Scott Card]]

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