Mormon studies, world religion, Mormonism, Joseph Smith
Mormonism as a world religion and Joseph Smith as its originating prophet furnish the subject of this paper. A brief theoretical reflection on approaching The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides both an opening context for the quantitatively focused debate on Mormonism’s potential for growth into world religion status and an introduction for a more extensive consideration of several factors of a more qualitative kind that may foster or inhibit that development. The paper then ponders the issue of identity in relation to Joseph Smith.
Davies, Douglas J.
"World Religion: Dynamics and Constraints,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 44:
4, Article 21.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol44/iss4/21