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Foundational Myth: The Book of Mormon

1. a) The Mormon Church (official name: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), founded on April 6, 1830 in New York State, can be regarded as a part of the Second Great Awakening movement in the United States. Its founder, Joseph Smith (1805–1844), claimed to have been visited for the fir…

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Bernard, Jutta and Kehrer, Günter, “Mormons”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00293>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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