Abstract

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a proselyting organization almost since its founding. The first missionary for the Church was Samuel Harrison Smith, who was sent by his brother Joseph Smith to sell The Book of Mormon in the area of Livonia, New York. Elder Orson Pratt preached the first sermon outside of the United States, and because many of the listeners had relatives in England, the Church was able to introduce its message to the people of Great Britain. Missionary work of the Church has primarily been to the Christian nations, even though during the period covered by this thesis the gospel expanded to the so-called heathen nations. In more recent years, the Church has again extended its labors to the non-christian nations.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine

Rights

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Date Submitted

1963

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm168

Keywords

Mormon Church, Missions, Italy, Malta, Gibraltar

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