The A to Z of Mormonism (The a to Z Guide Series) by Davis Bitton, Thomas G. Alexander

By Davis Bitton, Thomas G. Alexander

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 through Joseph Smith, doctrines which are believed to be unique gospel preached by means of Jesus Christ. The Mormons oppose abortion, homosexuality, single sexual acts, pornography, playing, tobacco, eating alcohol, tea, espresso, and using medicines. regardless of its really younger age, the Mormon Church maintains to develop, and this day it includes approximately thirteen million participants. The A to Z of Mormonism relates the background of the Mormon church via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and countless numbers of cross-referenced dictionary entries on an important people, agencies, church buildings, ideals, and occasions. Clearing up some of the misconceptions held approximately Mormonism and its contributors, this can be an important reference.

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In 1945 he served as a member of the committee to petition the federal government on behalf of the Mormons in 1845. After the bulk of the members had evacuated Nauvoo in 1946, Babbitt remained in the city on assignment for the Church to help in selling properties. Chosen as congressional delegate for the provincial state of Deseret in 1849, he worked unsuccessfully for admission of the state into the union. After this service, Babbitt worked as an agent for the territory in Washington and was appointed secretary of Utah Territory, where he served from 1853 to 1856.

Experienced Church leaders who are members of the third and subsequent quorums of the seventy. Not designated as general authorities, they continue their regular employment and reside in their own homes. They train stake presidencies, serve in area presidencies, tour missions, train mission presidents, and complete other assigned duties (Ensign, 2004). ARRINGTON, LEONARD J. (1917–1999). Historian, economist, intellectual leader. A. S. D. in economics at the University of North Carolina. His academic appointments were at Utah State University and BYU.

APOCRYPHA. The 14 books included in Catholic Bibles but excluded from most Protestant versions. They were included in the original edition of the King James Version as a separate section but later removed. A larger definition of the term would include extra-canonical works produced by early Christians, for which the term pseudepigrapha is more commonly used. Since they do not believe in a closed canon, Mormons have been interested in these works. “There are many things contained therein that are true, and it is mostly translated correctly,” wrote Joseph Smith of the Old Testament apocrypha.

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