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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 upon Earth 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 proclaimed Mormons were rushing to their new
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