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Running head: MORMONISM 1 Mormonism Maggie Lysakowski Rasmussen College Author Note This paper is being submitted on February 5, 2017 for Sherry Kamrowski’s G333 American Religious History course.
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MORMONISM 2 Mormonism Mormonism, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, first emerged in 1830. By the mid 1840’s Mormonism was a dynamic and distinctive new religious tradition. In 1870 there was 120,000 followers and today there are over seven million members in the United States alone. The beginning of Mormonism was centered on Joseph Smith Jr, a farmer from western New York because of unrelenting religious enthusiasm. It was launched by the Book of Mormon in 1830, a book that became the foundation of the religion. Smith stated that an angel, Moroni, appeared to him and told him of a book written on gold plates and buried in a hill outside of Manchester, NY. On September 22, 1827, after another visit from Moroni, the plated were turned over to Smith. Over the next 24 months, Smith and few others, “translated” the Egyptain
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