Mormonism is one of the few homegrown religions in the united states, one that emerged out of the religious fervor of the early nineteenth century yet, members of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints have struggled for status and recognition. Take my description of mormonism, and post it to /r/religion or /r/christianity and say i'm thinking of joining a religion that does this is this a cult my guess is that everyone will overwhelmingly agree that it is a cult, maybe not technically, but you should at least be cautious. The history of mormonism mormonism is by far the largest and fastest growing worldview, with as many as 10 million adherents worldwide its beginnings revolve totally around joseph smith, who was born on 23 december 1805 in sharon, vermont. Non-mormon sociologist rodney stark recently introduced his analysis of mormon growth patterns by stating: i shall give my reasons for believing that it is possible today to study that incredibly rare event: the rise of a new world religion.
Religious landscape study religions geography topics importance of religion in one's life among mormons media content analysis and other empirical social . Critical analysis of mormon history and doctrine although mormonism employs christian language and claims to call on the name of jesus mormonism appears to be founded upon dubious revelations ed the theology of the mormon church is decidedly non-christian as god is. Branches of mormonism although the official lds church doesn't recognize other sects of the religion, there are other groups that claim to be the true mormon church these congregations formed early in mormon history.
World religions (non-christian) and mormonism: judaism author: green, arnold h the views of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints and its members toward jews and judaism have been shaped chiefly by lds teachings and by historical contacts with jewish communities. Mormonism: an analysis of doctrine in comparison to catholic and other protestant faiths anne latham religion and science (21a223) a steinberg. The purpose of this site is to let people who are or were in mormonism, know they are not alone in their feelings and experiences in their quests to regain their lives after years in this religion. Nonetheless, many christian denominations treat mormons with respect, while not minimizing the differences in belief hierarchy in mormonism vs traditional christianity . Compare mainstream christianity and mormonism whether mormons should be considered christians is a controversial issue many catholics and protestants do not consider mormons to be christians because they believe the differences in doctrines are larger and more fundamental than those between christian denominations.
Coauthor: tony nugent, phd this decade has been called, the mormon moment, the time that america's largest home-grown religion finally comes into its own as a part of the christian tapestry. This is a continuation from my part i essay entitled male and female partnership in propagating mormon polygamy the first post also gives some background on the project and the research that went into it. Mormonism: still a decidedly american religion — 22 comments joseph smidt on august 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm said: as always, christopher smith, you present a most interesting analysis related to mormonism. Qualitative analysis of mormons with large families also points to the importance of religious belief (bahr et al, 1982) in their interviews with women having at least seven children, bahr and associates found a predominance of religious explanations for their behavior. History and analysis of mormonism in america essay - is mormonism christian this may seem like a puzzling question to many mormons as well as to some christians .
Mormon is allegedly a prophet-historian who was the native american believed by mormons to have written the book of mormon – the main religious text of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints (mormonism) mormonism is a religion less than two centuries old, but in this short time it has . Mormon beliefs are based on the divine revelations recorded by joseph smith in the 1800s, which confirmed many traditional christian teachings but also corrected many doctrines that had been corrupted or forgotten since the time of jesus. Following is a comparison between christian doctrine and mormon doctrine it will become very obvious that mormonism does not agree with the bible in fact, mormonism uses the same words found in christianity, but it redefines them. While many religions are surrounded in secrecy, mormonism is known for its extreme views and vague beliefs shrouded in mystery mormonism share common ground with the view of christianity but share no unity among believers.
Race and the making of the mormon people contains the most sustained analysis of mormonism’s foundational text of a history of race and religion published to date yet my book comes out during something of a “book of mormon” moment . Mormonism is a term defining the religious beliefs and practices of members of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, also known as mormons mormonism describes the doctrines of the church that were restored to the earth through the prophet joseph smith when asked what mormonism is . The single most disconcerting problem with the mormon church is not its extreme authoritarianism, unsurpassed among modern religious cultures or any of its unscriptural traditions, particularly those that defy its own professed canon.
The 59% of mormons who identify as conservative is the largest such percentage of any major religious group included in this analysis the next-most-conservative group are protestants (including non-catholic christians), with 46% identifying as conservative. Computer analysis of the book of mormon: at least three computer analyses have been completed to date in an effort to determine who wrote the book of mormon, and whether it was a single individual or a group.
Official essay, [are mormons christian]( ) these episodes were posted in may. The analysis of this paper will focus on the summary of mormonism, the critique of mormonism and the means by which christian apologetics can be used in conversation with mormons summary of mormonism the history of mormonism is fascinating, to say the least. Topics: political party affiliation, catholics and catholicism, christians and christianity, evangelical protestants and evangelicalism, mormons and mormonism, jews and judaism, political attitudes and values, religion and us politics.