Joseph Smith and Mormonism
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The paper looks at the development of Mormonism over time and examines the decisions made by those in positions of responsibility who brought the Mormon faith into prominence. Finally, the paper presents a criticism of those decisions and the consequences that emerged from the choices that were made. The paper focuses on the major decisions made by the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, during the period from 1823 to 1844. The paper shows how Smith comes across as a leader and decision-maker whose decisions - and rationales for those decisions - were made out of self-interest and deceit; as a result, he actually set the movement he created backwards and created a taint that has marred it to this day.
From the Paper:"The following paper looks at the development of Mormonism over time; in essence, the advent of Mormonism was a fateful incident in the historical development of the Christian Faith. As much as possible, the ensuing several pages will examine the decisions made by those in positions of responsibility who brought the Mormon faith into prominence and the rationales which may have lain behind the decisions undertaken. Finally, the paper will present a criticism of those decisions and the consequences that emerged from the choices that were made. To get to the heart of things, this paper will look - albeit with broad strokes - at the major..."
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