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==Overview==
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[[Category:Religions]][[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] is a [[religious]] organization founded (to rather oversimplify matters) in Utah (United States) in the earlier part of the 1800s.{{seed}}
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==Reference==
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==About==
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The [[Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] is a [[religious]] [[:category:organizations|organization]] founded in [[US/NY|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.
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===Usage===
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''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.''
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===Related===
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* The [[Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints]] is a "breakaway sect" which still practices [[polygyny]].
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==Doctrinal works==
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* [[wikipedia:Holy Bible|Holy Bible]]
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* [[wikipedia:The Book of Mormon|The Book of Mormon]]
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** [http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/BOM/ Skeptic's Annotated Book of Mormon]
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* [[wikipedia:Pearl of Great Price (Latter Day Saints)|Pearl of Great Price]]
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** [[wikipedia:Book of Abraham|Book of Abraham]] (see also: [http://www.irr.org/mit/Books/BHOH/bhohintr.html By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus])
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* [[wikipedia:Doctrine and Covenants|Doctrine and Covenants]]
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** [[wikipedia:List of code names in the Doctrine and Covenants|List of code names in the Doctrine and Covenants]]
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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.
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==Prominent Members==
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* [[Orson Scott Card]]
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==Links==
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===Reference===
 
* [http://lds.org/ official website]
 
* [http://lds.org/ official website]
 
* [http://mormon.org/ another official website] apparently geared more towards those outside the LDS
 
* [http://mormon.org/ another official website] apparently geared more towards those outside the LDS
* {{Wikipedia|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints}} (includes many more website links)
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* Wikipedia:
==Views Held==
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** [[Wikipedia:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]]
* [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
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** [[Wikipedia:Mormonism|Mormonism]]
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** [[wikipedia:Mountain Meadows massacre|Mountain Meadows massacre]]: an unfortunate episode in Mormon history
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===Official Views===
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* [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world/the-family-a-proclamation-to-the-world?lang=eng The Family: A Proclamation to the World]: The LDS position on the definition of family and marriage
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** [http://www.lds.org/library/display/0,4945,161-1-11-1,00.html old URL]
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===Unofficial Sites===
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* [http://www.came2pass.com/ Came2Pass]: "News For Mormons, By Mormons"
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===Outside Views===
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* [http://www.i4m.com/think/ Deconstructor: Rethinking Mormonism]: site with many criticisms to offer, though not entirely unsympathetic
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* '''ex-Mormon blogs''':
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** [http://www.exposingmormonism.blogspot.com/ Exposing Mormonism]
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** [http://mormontruth.blogspot.com/ Mormon Truth!!]
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===Views from Former Members===
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* '''1980-11''' [http://nielsenhayden.com/GodandI.html God and I] by [[Teresa Nielsen Hayden]]
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Latest revision as of 17:32, 19 October 2019

About

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a religious 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.

Usage

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.

Related

Doctrinal works

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

Links

Reference

Official Views

Unofficial Sites

Outside Views

Views from Former Members

Related

  • 2014-07-02 [L..T] Cliven Bundy's cousin: "He was raised in a racist predicament" "Explaining that she and Bundy were raised as Mormons, Robertson said, “For the first 130 years of our church, they taught that black people carried the curse of Cain,” adding, “That's why their skin was black. He was raised in a racist predicament.”"
  • 2014-05-01 [L..T] Why the Mormon Church Won't Say "Homosexuality" "In the LDS leadership, you will rarely hear someone say the words "gay" or "homosexual". Occasionally in older talks they will mention "homosexual" or "lesbian behavior". If you go to their site to research topics, this is what you will find when you search for "homosexual":" ("see Same-Sex Attraction")