Mormons in Utah
I intend to prove that the Mormon religion, which began to rise in both
reputation and numbers in Utah, is a strange mixer of Christianity, American
pragmatism, millennialist expectations, economic experimentation, political
conservation, evangelical fervor and international activity, but is still a highly
followed, rapidly growing, and successful religion.
Mormonism is a major modern religion with more than 8 million
members, and over 4 million in the United States. Mormonism was founded
in 1830 by Joseph Smith who was known as the prophet. This is a young age
for such a widely practiced religion, and its numbers grow daily.
Mormonism is officially the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints. Its founding doctrine is based on the assumption that Christianity was
too corrupt and ungodly, and that restoring true Christian values was
necessary. A revelation like this may only come through God who needs to
put the true, pure forms of Christianity in a divine authority.
The Mormons, who follow four books including The Bible, The Book
of Mormon, Doctrine of Covenants, and Pearl of a Great Price do believe
that all religions have some amount of truth to them and do good in one form
or another, but it is only their religion that is ' the only true and living church
In 1820 , Mormonism was founded by a teenage Joseph Smith during
the 19th century United States religious movement known as the 'Second
Great Awakening'. On April 6, 1830, The Book of Mormon was completed
and a new religion was born.
Mormonism attracted many people and the firs official home of the
Mormons was in Fayette, New York. In 1831, the Mormons moved to
Kirtland, Ohio, now known as Kirtland Hills. Other Mormon areas were
being established, especially in Mississippi. Newly...