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The religious fellowship of the Mormons, which calls itself the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was founded by Joseph Smith (1805–44) in April 1830 in Fayette, New York. Beginning in 1820, Smith had a series of remarkable experiences and visions. In his youth Father God and Jesus Christ once appeared to Smith and told him, in answer to a question, that all the confessions of faith of all the churches, including the free chur…

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Hauth, Rüdiger, “Mormons”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M850>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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