Mormon History

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Overview Revelations to Joseph Smith, 1830, New York.
Current Adherents 12.2 million

Mormonism (officially The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS Church) began within the context of Christian Restorationism in the early 19th century under the leadership of Joseph Smith. The religion is based on a series of revelations Smith testifies that he began receiving as a teenager. Those teachings were eventually written down and today are found in the Book of Mormon.

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Title Mormon History
Last UpdatedJanuary 28, 2021
MLA Citation “Mormon History.” 28 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021. <>