He includes details such as the exact number of wives and children of prominent Mormon leaders and vividly paints the scene of key events included in the book, allowing the reader to imagine being present at Joseph Smith's, the founder of Mormonism
, escape from prison and subsequent death despite a 175-year time difference.
isn't the only Christian denomination that Jeffress has likened to a cult--Roman Catholicism also has that dubious honor.
Plural marriage was secretly introduced to Mormonism
by Joseph Smith in the 1830s.
Such an apocalyptic evaluation could lead in only one direction for Mormonism
, which saw itself as midwife to the millennium.
He's also (http://www.sltrib.com/news/4840557-155/pastor-preaching-to-trump-on-friday) suggested the Catholic church has been led astray by Satan, that both Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism
, and the Prophet Muhammad were "servants of Satan" and that President Barack Obama has paved the way for the Antichrist.
As a religion founded on new scripture, yet furthered by the utterances of prophetic leaders, the place of the spoken and written word in Mormonism
has often been contested.
He had shied away in 2012 from explaining the role of faith in his life, worried that Mormonism
might still sound strange to voters if he had to explain lore like the white horse prophecy, that a Mormon white knight would ride in to save the U.S.
In this excellent work of social science, the authors examine the intersections of Mormonism
and American politics by mining twenty-eight surveys and public opinion polls to reveal the political preferences and peculiarities of Mormons in America.
In this volume Catholic theologian Webb elaborates on a chapter-length argument in his Jesus Christ Eternal God (2012), where he posits that Mormonism
's theologizing on the materiality of spirit positions it to better respond to modernity's naturalist challenge to religion.
MEET THE MORMONS Channel 4, 10pm Documentary following a young British man as he spends two years spreading the word of Mormonism
After converting to Mormonism
, Young never looked back.
is one of the movements that scholars, since the 1970s, have baptized a "new religion." (2) However, from their movement's formative period, Mormons have displayed ambivalence toward outsiders characterizing theirs as a "new religion." Mormons have warmed to the description to the extent that they perceive it to aggrandize their movement--that is, when they understand the label as acknowledging that Mormonism
is worthy of attention and admiration.