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Mormonism is the unofficial identify for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which originated within the early 1800s. Mormonism refers back to the doctrines taught via Joseph Smith, doctrines which are believed to be unique gospel preached through Jesus Christ. The Mormons oppose abortion, homosexuality, single sexual acts, pornography, playing, tobacco, eating alcohol, tea, espresso, and using medicinal drugs. regardless of its really younger age, the Mormon Church maintains to develop, and this day it comprises approximately thirteen million individuals. The A to Z of Mormonism relates the heritage of the Mormon church via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the most important folks, enterprises, church buildings, ideals, and occasions. Clearing up a number of the misconceptions held approximately Mormonism and its participants, this can be an important reference.

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Anthon declared the characters genuine but, when told of their miraculous origin, recanted his authentication. He later gave two contradictory accounts of the interview. Whatever was said, Harris was sufficiently convinced that he put up most of the funds for the publication of the first edition of the Book of Mormon in 1830. The characters of the transcript, as they survive in a handwritten version, have been ridiculed as clumsy scrawls, but parallels have been found in Demotic Egyptian, Old South Arabian, Old North Arabian, Micmac, and a script carved on Olmec baked clay seals.

We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will 10 • ASIA reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory. 11. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. 12. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.

The antipolygamy crusaders were, in their own view, simply defending the American home. If there were not laws sufficiently explicit to bar polygamy, they argued, let them be passed. Anti-polygamy statutes appeared on the books, reaching a culmination in the 1880s. Then those laws had to be enforced, which required decisions by the courts. Especially after 1884, hundreds of Mormon husbands and a few plural wives were hauled off to prison. The government dissolved the Church as a corporation and in large part escheated its property.

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