Christianity, cults, Evangelicals, Sunday School
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) was formally organized on April 6, 1830, in Palmyra, New York, by founding president Joseph Smith during the era of U.S. history known as the Second Great Awakening. Smith was considered a prophet, through whom God restored the church of that Latter-day Saints (i.e., the Mormons), believed to be lost to apostasy in ancient times.
Original Publication Citation
Dollahite, David C. (2014). "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." Pp. 236-238 in Marilyn Coleman & Lawrence Ganong (Eds.) Social History of the American Family, vol 1. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dollahite, David C., "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (2014). Faculty Publications. 4992.
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