Mormonism and Christian Faiths
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In this article, the writer discusses that Mormonism is a new sect of Christianity, and the religion was founded in the United States of America in the early 19th century. The fwriter explains that the founder of the religion was a man named Joseph Smith who saw visions of God that inspired him to write the Book of Mormon. The writer maintains that many of the beliefs of Mormonism are different from those of most other Christian sects. The writer discusses that besides the practice of polygamy, several things set apart Mormonism from other Christian faiths. The writer concludes that Mormons have a large missionary program, which is why the religion has spread across the world.
From the Paper:"The Mormons have been persecuted since the religion started and to some extent they still are. When the religion was first starting, the followers of Joseph Smith moved from the Eastern part of the United States in New York to the Western states. Ohio and Missouri were the first areas where the Mormons settled. As many as 12,000 Mormons lived in Missouri during the 1830s (Harris). About 20,000 Mormons made Nauvoo, Illinois their home (Harris). The Christian sect was attracting more converts, and a man named Brigham Young went to Great Britain to preach and attract more followers. However, persecution of the Mormons continued. Eventually after they were forced to leave Illinois, the Mormons settled in Utah and Salt Lake City."
Sample of Sources Used:
- BBC. "Religion and Ethics--Mormonism." Retrieved Mar 26, 2009 from http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/mormon/
- Harris, William. "Mormons." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 10. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 26 Mar. 2009 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10570c.htm>
- "The Mormons." PBS. Retrieved Mar 26, 2009 from http://www.pbs.org/mormons/
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