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Mormonism describes itself as falling within world Christianity, but as a distinct restored dispensation, through which it characterises itself as the only true form of the Christian religion to be in existence since the time of the Great Apostasy.
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Mormonism and describes
Dean M. Helland of Oral Roberts University describes it as " the heavyweight of all books on Mormonism.
Mormon () is believed by followers of Mormonism to have been the narrator of much of the Book of Mormon, a sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement, which describes him as a prophet-historian and a member of a tribe of indigenous Americans known as the Nephites.
Mormonism and itself
During the 1830s and 1840s, Mormonism gradually distinguished itself from traditional Protestantism.
Despite opposition from other Christian denominations, Mormonism identifies itself as a Christian religion, the " restoration " of primitive Christianity.
Mainstream Mormonism is defined by the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( LDS Church ) which identifies itself as Christian.
Presently, the LDS Church seeks to distance itself from other branches of Mormonism, particularly those that practice polygamy.
One way Mormon fundamentalism distinguishes itself from mainstream Mormonism is through the practice of plural marriage.
Mormonism distinguishes itself on this point, citing and, from some other religious traditions by emphasizing that marriage relationships and covenants made in this life in the Temple will continue to be valid in the next life if they abide by these covenants.
Mormonism and falling
Within Mormonism, the priesthood authority to act in God's name was said by Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith Junior, to have been removed from the primitive Christian church through apostasy ( also known as a " falling away "), which Mormons believe occurred due to the deaths of the original apostles.
Mormonism and within
Ecumenical councils are not recognised by nontrinitarian churches such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( and other denominations within Mormonism ), Jehovah's Witnesses, and Unitarians.
Although Mormons do not claim to be part of Judaism, Mormon theology claims to situate Mormonism within the context of Judaism to an extent that goes beyond what most other Christian denominations claim.
Soon after Young's death in 1877, the Adam – God doctrine fell out of favor within mainstream Mormonism, and was replaced by a theology more similar to that of Orson Pratt, as codified by turn-of-the century Mormon theologians James E. Talmage, B. H. Roberts and John A. Widtsoe.
* R. Jean Addams, “ The Church of Christ ( Temple Lot ), Its Emergence, Struggles, and Early Schisms ,” in Scattering of the Saints: Schism within Mormonism, ed.
The Latter Day Saint movement is a religious movement within Christianity that arose during the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th century and that led to the set of doctrines, practices, and cultures called Mormonism and to the existence of numerous Latter Day Saint churches.
" Its members are composed of people both within and without The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( LDS Church ) and the Community of Christ, including those who reject Mormonism.
The first published reference to Kolob is found in the Book of Abraham, first published in the 1842 newspaper Times and Seasons and now included within the Pearl of Great Price as part of the canon of Mormonism.
Later versions within Mormonism, primarily in the Utah Territory, implemented less-ambitious cooperative programs, many of which were very successful.
The United Order is not practiced within mainstream Mormonism today ; however, a number of groups of Mormon fundamentalists, such as the Apostolic United Brethren, have revived the practice.
Mormonism and world
Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, lived in and abided by a male-centered world ; most of the early founding events of Mormonism involved only men.
Mormonism and Christianity
According to Bruce McConkie, a general authority of the LDS Church, " Mormonism is indistinguishable from Christianity.
Some evangelicals are doubtful if the Roman Catholicism or Eastern Orthodoxy are still valid manifestations of the Church and usually reject religious ( typically restorationist ) movements rooted in 19th century American Christianity, such as Mormonism ; also Christian Science, or Jehovah's Witnesses as not distinctly Christian.
Current Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and political commentator Glenn Beck frequently visit Provo, as the city serves as a center of both political and religious movements in Christianity, Protestantism, Evangelicalism and Mormonism alike.
* Hugh Nibley ; Todd M. Compton and Stephen D. Ricks, editors ; Mormonism and Early Christianity ; Deseret Book ; ISBN 0-87579-127-1 ( Hardcover, 1987 )
In the early 1980s, Cleaver became disillusioned with what he saw as the commercial nature of mainstream evangelical Christianity and examined alternatives, including Sun Myung Moon's campus ministry organization CARP, and Mormonism.
The Tanners founded the Utah Lighthouse Ministry, whose stated mission is " to document problems with the claims of Mormonism and compare LDS doctrines with Christianity ".
Its history is characterized by intense controversy and persecution in reaction to some of the movement's doctrines and practices and their relationship to mainstream Christianity ( see Mormonism and Christianity ).
FARMS supports and sponsors what it considers to be " faithful scholarship ", which includes academic study and research in support of Christianity and Mormonism, and in particular, the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Its Modern Library section includes contemporary articles ( 1970 – present ) offering arguments that all religions are false ( particularly Christianity, Mormonism, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism ), arguments against the existence of God, critiques of arguments for the existence of God, and arguments for metaphysical naturalism.
Other sects, such as various Protestant denominations, modernist branches of Christianity, Mormonism and Reform Judaism, view the New Jerusalem as figurative, or believe that such a renewal may have already taken place, or that it will take place at some other location besides the Temple Mount.