Mormonism

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  • The Influence Of Joseph Smith's Second Great Awakening

    April 6th of the same year, he officially formed the Church of Christ. Smith was successful in converting others into Mormonism because of several factors. Some of Smith’s followers were attracted to Mormon faith because of the church’s old time religious elements such as the promise of a second coming and prophets who communicated directly with god. Some were drawn to Smith, himself, as he was a self-proclaimed seer, translator, and prophet. Physically, he is described as a tall man with large blue eyes and a prominent nose. He is also described as having long eye lashes which gave him the look of being mysterious. Many were drawn to him, simply because of his “angel-like” appearance. His personality was another motivator for others to join his cause. He would commonly exhibit “boyish playfulness” and would preach with a comfortable tone that seemed appealing and persuasive. Parley Pratt, an early Mormon apostle, wrote that he “interested and edified, while, at the same time, he amused and entertained his audience…”. Some of the Mormon beliefs included Joseph Smith leading his followers into Salvation, much like Joshua lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. Another belief was that western Missouri was the holy ground where Cain killed Abel and where Adam and Eve lived in exile from the Garden of Eden. One of the more radical beliefs of Mormonism, however, was “plural marriage” which was basically practiced polygamy. Smith, himself, is said to have more than fifty…

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  • Who Killed Brenda And Erica Lafferty Analysis

    Ron received and not doing anything about it, or even stop it from occurring. Mormonism does bear some responsibility for the murders of Brenda and Erica Lafferty due to how these religions were structured and developed throughout the years. Crucially, the main reason for why Mormons have murdered a lot of people over two hundred years are based on three aspects, which are the sacred doctrine of “blood atonement” (137), second laws of God is greater than laws of mankind, and lastly, so no one…

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  • Anthropology Of Mormonism

    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…

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  • The Better For My Foes By Elouise Bell Analysis

    The essay The Better For My Foes written by Elouise Bell. Bell emphasizes the importance of opposition. Relaying common mistakes Americans and Mormons participate in deeming all opposition as pure evil. Bell draws a light on personal and intellectual growth that can be erected from opposition, but demonstrates the consequences of asserting it. Agonism In The Academy by Deborah Tannen reveals the weak link in the educational system. Portraying the combat like atmosphere encouraged and exposing…

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  • Mormonism In Utah

    Introduction If you wanted to go skiing amongst the aspens and pines, hike in the desert, go to a music concert, or perhaps float in the Great Salt Lake, well, board an airplane and go to Utah. Utah is a state like no other because it boasts everything you can imagine. From luxurious hotels to modest farm houses, urban centers to barren deserts, valleys to mountains, this state has it all. History In 1830, a man named Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon. This book was about…

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  • Mormonism Essay

    In this religious world view, their different beliefs concerning Mormonism heavily influence their life and their perceptions of the world. For example, marriage, as a symbol is viewed differently from marriage in a lot of other religions. Marriage is more than a ceremony, it is considered a celestial marriage; a unity between a man and woman, which they are bound to for the rest of their lives. This form of marriage extends beyond death, as they will appear together in the next life. This…

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  • Mormonism Vs. Christianity

    THE HISTORIC CHRISTIAN FAITH VS MORMONISM A Simple Doctrinal Comparison A. There are 16, essential doctrines that has establish the Historic Christian faith, from the many chrisian-cults of the world. These 16, essential Biblical theological truths have been delivered to the true body of Christ, by the power and flow of the Holy Spirit through out the Church ages. Let it be known that the present day invisible Church, has faught for and thus, established these 16, essential doctrines on…

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  • Christianity Vs Mormonism

    Christianity and Mormonism share several similarities but there are also many differences that separate the two religions. The origins of the religion, morality, worldview, view on afterlife, and purpose of the religion are things that are important to consider when comparing the two. Christians believe that mankind was created by the one and only sovereign God. The Christian worldview maintains the idea that God created the world and everything in it over the course of six days. On that sixth…

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  • Mormonism Research Paper

    “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” - James 2:10 I used to live in Mesa, Arizona. It is a warm, suburban desert that sits right outside of Phoenix. Fun fact: it was once home to Jodi Arias and it is also home to a large Mormon population. Mormons are nice people, moral people. In fact, I even have a relative who is Mormon. For a long time I did not know a lot about Mormonism. I only knew information based off of rumors I had heard.…

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  • Similarities Between Mormonism And Christianity

    Mormonism vs Christianity The age old question of whether Mormons are Christians, the similarities and differences between the two. I myself am Mormon, I self-identify as Christian. I chose this topic due to the struggles I have faced living in the south. Mormons are small in numbers here in the south but mighty in spirit. I have faced a lot of persecution due to my beliefs here in the south that I did not face living in Arizona. If you look up the definition of Christian, it says in part…

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