|Fast Facts: Mormon History|
|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.
Table of Contents
- Mackay, MIchael Hubbard; Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, From Darkness Unto Light: Joseph Smith's Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon .
- Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher, A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870 .
- Quinn, D. Michael, Early Mormonism and the Magic World View .
- Palmer, Grant, An Insider's View of Mormon Origins .