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Mormons in Utah

    I intend to prove that the Mormon religion, which began to rise in both
reputation and numbers in Utah, is a strange mixer of Christianity, American
pragmatism, millennialist expectations, economic experimentation, political
conservation, evangelical fervor and international activity, but is still a
highly followed, rapidly growing, and successful religion.
    Mormonism is a major modern religion with more than 8 million members,
and over 4 million in the United States. Mormonism was founded in 1830 by Joseph
Smith who was known as the prophet. This is a young age for such a widely
practiced religion, and its numbers grow daily.
    Mormonism is officially the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Its founding doctrine is based on the assumption that Christianity was too
corrupt and ungodly, and that restoring true Christian values was necessary. A
revelation like this may only come through God who needs to put the true, pure
forms of Christianity in a divine authority.
    The Mormons, who follow four books including The Bible, The Book of
Mormon, Doctrine of Covenants, and Pearl of a Great Price do believe that all
religions have some amount of truth to them and do good in one form or another,
but it is only their religion that is " the only true and living church upon
Earth".
    In 1820 , Mormonism was founded by a teenage Joseph Smith during the
19th century United States religious movement known as the "Second Great
Awakening". On April 6, 1830, ...

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Submitted by: 123student
Date Submitted: 12-23-2003
Category: Religion
Words: 743
Pages: 2.97