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    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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    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

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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…

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    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

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    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 And Polygamy

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    One of the topics that was discussed in the chapter of Mormonism was polygamy. The founder of the Latter-day Saints is Joseph Smith, who was a polygamist himself. As a result, this influenced Mormons to become polygamist themselves because their founder was one as well. However, only men could take multiple wives whereas women could only have one husband. When the United States government threatened to take away the assets from Mormon churches the Latter-day Saints agreed to compromise with…

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    Mormonism Religion

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    One of the fastest growing religions in the world is Mormonism or also known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is the fourth largest Christian religion in America. This religion was founded on September 21st, 1823 by Joseph Smith. Smith was said to be visited by the angel “Moroni” meaning son of Mormon. The angel appeared to him three different times and Joseph Smith was chosen to translate the Book of Mormons also known as “golden plates”. On September 22nd, 1827 Smith…

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    Mormonism And Racism

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    The Ongoing Battle to Get In We were the first denomination to act on behalf of black empowerment; were the first to turn our backs on black empowerment – Henry Hampton Looking at the Black Empowerment Controversy Timeline (BECT) I wish I could say that the battle has needed. Admittedly I was shocked to see the same elements of exclusion and racism that caused me to flee Mormonism were the same elements core to Universal Unitarian BECT. Until the assignment in class to this reading I had no idea…

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    Mormonism Essay

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    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 Research Paper

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    Mormonism, also known as The Church of Jesus-Latter Day Saints, is a fast growing religion in the United States. When Jesus Christ lived on the earth, he organized his church so that all his people could receive his gospel and return to one day live with God. After Jesus Christ died, Mormonism’s believe that Jesus not only was resurrected and ascended to heaven, he left his apostles’ to continue to receive revelation and guidance from Jesus Christ through what is called the Holy Ghost. In this…

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