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Beliefs

Beliefs  

Terryl Givens

in Mormonism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190885083.003.0006
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What are the most distinctive beliefs of Latter-day Saints? One unique teaching of the Latter-day Saints is belief in God as a divine being who exists in eternal relationship with ... More
Conflicts and Challenges

Conflicts and Challenges  

Terryl Givens

in Mormonism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190885083.003.0010
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chapter
If the church is led by revelation, why has its position on many issues (race, marriage, homosexuality) changed? Latter-day Saints tend to see developments in their church as ... More
Culture

Culture  

Terryl Givens

in Mormonism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190885083.003.0008
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chapter
How homogeneous are the Latter-day Saints? Latter-day Saints do not constitute an ethnicity; however, they do diverge—in the United States at least—from national norms across a ... More
History

History  

Terryl Givens

in Mormonism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190885083.003.0002
Format: 
chapter
What is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? The Church of Jesus Christ is a Christian denomination founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith. Neither Catholic nor Protestant, ... More
Organization

Organization  

Terryl Givens

in Mormonism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190885083.003.0004
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How is the church organized? One of the Articles of Faith (6) states: “we believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive church, namely apostles, prophets, pastors ... More
Polygamy

Polygamy  

Terryl Givens

in Mormonism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190885083.003.0003
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chapter
Why did the Latter-day Saints practice polygamy? Joseph Smith never left a record of his thoughts on the origin of a practice that Latter-day Saints called plural marriage, ... More
Practice

Practice  

Terryl Givens

in Mormonism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190885083.003.0007
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Why did Latter-day Saints practice communalism? From a variety of secular and religious motivations, in the nineteenth century many individuals experimented with communalist ... More
Questions on the Periphery

Questions on the Periphery  

Terryl Givens

in Mormonism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190885083.003.0009
Format: 
chapter
Who are the three Nephites? In the closing passages of the Gospel of John, there is a cryptic exchange involving Peter, Jesus, and John. Looking at John, Peter asks Jesus: “what ... More
Scriptures

Scriptures  

Terryl Givens

in Mormonism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190885083.003.0005
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The Book of Mormon What is the Book of Mormon? The Book of Mormon, which members of the Church of Jesus Christ accept as scripture alongside the Bible, begins as a clan ... More
What Everyone Needs to Know About Mormonism (or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

What Everyone Needs to Know About Mormonism (or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)  

Terryl Givens

in Mormonism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 November 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190885083.003.0001
Format: 
chapter
Let’s start with the name: What to call them? It is often the case that a word originally invoked as a term of derision comes to be tolerated—or even embraced—by the group to ... More

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