Keywords

religious leaders, prophets, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Abstract

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, Mormon) is considered by its adherents to embody all the doctrines and authority that were present in the church that Christ established (Matthew 16:18-19) but that subsequently were lost through an apostasy that took hold after the original apostles were martyred. Latter-day Saints consider their faith to be a modern restoration of ancient truths and practices accomplished through modern revelation given by the Lord to modern prophets.

Original Publication Citation

Dollahite, D. C. (2007). Latter-day Saint marriage and family life in modern America. In D. S. Browning & D. A. Clairmont (Eds.), American religions and the family: How faith traditions cope with modernization (pp. 124-150). New York: Columbia University Press.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Columbia University Press

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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