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    Anthropology Of Mormonism

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    The Theology and Anthropology of Mormonism Raley Ivester Murrell-A4 24 February, 2016 Mormonism is a modern day cult based loosely on Christianity. While the teachings of Mormonism claim to be Biblical,they are actually quite far from it. They have the same people, but often with a completely different background or role in the story. For example, Mormons believe that Jesus is the “ literal spirit-brother of Lucifer, a creation” . (Slick, “A Comparison…”). Mormonism was founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith Jr., the fourth child of Lucy and Joseph Smith. His mother was a very superstitious woman, and his father was known as a money digger. Smith was disconcerted by all of the different denominations of Christianity, and claimed to have…

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    What Happened In Nauvoo?

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    During the bitter winter of 1838-1839 some five thousand Latter Day Saints crossed the Mississippi River from Missouri and settled in western Illinois, where they soon established the city of Nauvoo under the leadership of their prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr. Situated on a bend of the Mississippi River in Hancock County, Nauvoo grew rapidly during the next seven years as a flood of Latter Day Saints settled in the area. Finally, it would seem that the Mormons had found a place, a holy city where…

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    Apologetic Analysis of Mormonism The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as Mormons, began as a six member church and has grown to over 15 million people and over 29,000 congregations worldwide ("LDS Statistics and Church Facts"). With the past presidential candidacy race, it seemed that Mormonism faced many critiques or questions from Americans as Mitt Romney took the hot seat and answered questions about his religion ("21 Questions Answered About Mormon Faith").…

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    I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) also known as Mormons. When I was two my family moved to a home in Provo, Utah where my father became a professor at Brigham Young University which is owned and run by the LDS Church. The area where I lived was about 99% Mormon. In fourth grade there was only one student in my entire grade-level who was not a member of the Mormon Church. It seemed that church, school, and family-life all blended together…

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    Joseph Smith played a pivotal role in the Mormon faith as its founder. His upbringing greatly influenced his achievements during the 1830s and 1840s. The Second Great Awakening, a religious revival movement during the early 19th century in the United States, also influenced Smith, in turn, compelling him to believe he was needed for significant religious duties. Joseph Smith’s Church of Christ had many beliefs outside the norm and practiced many ideas that were not considered acceptable by…

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    It started out with Jesus, “The Messiah” being born of a virgin, completely sinless. Jesus lived his life on earth as a Jew, preaching in the synagogues, performing miracles, and healing the sick and wounded. In his journey he acquired 12 men that were appointed to be his disciples. They became followers of Him and were taught what sin was and the punishments for it as well as being informed them on the New Covenant and what was to be fulfilled through that. Christians believe that in Jesus’s…

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    The day is August 8, 1844. Six weeks have passed since the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith. The shocked and grieving Quorum of the Twelve with their president, Brigham Young, have recently returned from missions. A large public meeting has been assembled with one main purpose: determine by vote who will be granted the right and responsibility to lead the Church.(source?) The ballot centers between Sidney Rigdon, First Counselor in the FIrst Presidency, and the Quorum of the Twelve with…

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    There are many ways a person could be driven to undertake a mission. Farah Ahmadi from The Other Side of the Sky was driven to undertake her mission because she wanted her and her mother to make it to Pakistan safely. Annie Johnson was driven to undertake her mission because she wanted to support her kids. Ernesto's from Barrio Boy was driven to undertake his mission because he was moved to America. Farah Ahmadi was driven to undertake her mission because she wanted her and her mother, the…

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    wd been working at a service station for one year. When he was turned sixteen and obtained a driver's, license his grandfather decided to buy him a Plymouth 2. This gave him a way to go to his grocery store he worked at. When he was working at his job he was still able to take advanced classes that had overall helped him get into a good university. These classes include many different math courses such as algebra, algebra 2, advanced geometry, as well a physics. One of the biggest things that…

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    Growing up in a Southern Baptist home I didn’t hear much about plural marriages much until I got older and was able to read about it myself. In the last couple years it has just become an interest and I have always wanted to know more about it, not that I wanted to ever live by it. It just has always been interesting to me. How could one man keep up with so many women? In 1976 a young girl escaped the polygamous cult that was based in Utah. She grew up hiding her identity because polygamist was…

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