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Category:D - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Help Category:D From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Pages in category "D" The following 43 pages are in this category, out of 43 total. D Damnation Dance Daniel, Prophecies of Danites Dating and Courtship David, King David, Prophe...
Damnation - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Damnation From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel "Damnation" is a term derived from the Latin damnum, meaning "injury" and "loss," and often connotes de...
Dance - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Dance From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Jacobson, Phyllis C. In 1830 when the Church was organized, many Christian denominations were hostile toward recreation and play, particul...
Daniel, Prophecies of - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Daniel, Prophecies of From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Chadwick, Jeffrey R. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regards the book of Daniel as the wri...
Danites - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Danites From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Whittaker, David J. Following the violence in northwestern Missouri in 1838, the Mormon dissident Sampson Avard, star witness in a cou...
Dating and Courtship - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Dating and Courtship From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Miller, Brent C.Author: Goddard, H. Wallace Members of the Church are somewhat distinctive in their dating and courtship practices, but they are also influ...
David, King - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism David, King From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Barlow, Norman J. David, King of Israel, was the youngest of eight brothers, sons of Jesse (1 Sam. 16:6-12), a descendent of B...
David, Prophetic Figure of Last Days - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism David, Prophetic Figure of Last Days From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Ludlow, Victor L. King David (c. 1000 B.C.) remains today one of the most re...
Deacon, Aaronic Priesthood - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Deacon, Aaronic Priesthood From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bramble, Ronald L. Twelve-year-old LDS males usually receive the Aaronic Priesthood and are orda...
Dead Sea Scrolls - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Dead Sea Scrolls From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. This entry has two parts: Dead Sea Scrolls: Overview and Dead Sea Scrolls: LDS Perspective. Contents 1 Dead Sea Scrolls: Ov...
Deaf, Materials for the - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Deaf, Materials for the From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hind, Douglas L. The Church makes a serious effort to serve the hearing impaired with gospel materials...
Death and Dying - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Death and Dying From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Gillespie, L. Kay At death, the spirit and body separate and "the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life" (A...
Dedications - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Dedications From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Callister, Tad Dedication is the act of devoting or consecrating something to the Lord, or "setting apart" something for a spe...
Degrees of Glory - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Degrees of Glory From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Dahl, Larry E. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has an optimistic view of the eternal rewards awaitin...
Deification, Early Christian - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Deification, Early Christian From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Norman, Keith E. From the second to eighth centuries, the standard Christian term for salvat...
Vital Statistics - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Vital Statistics From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Heaton, Tim B. The membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has undergone dramatic growth and i...
Deseret - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Deseret From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Parker, Stephen The word Deseret is found in the most ancient book in the Book of Mormon, "And they did also carry with them Deseret, ...
Deseret Alphabet - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Deseret Alphabet From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Monson, Samuel C. On April 8, 1852, Brigham Young announced that the Board of Regents of the university of Deseret w...
Deseret Book Company - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Deseret Book Company From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Knowles, Eleanor The Deseret Book Company had its beginnings in George Q. Cannon and Sons, a retail bookstor...
Deseret Hospital - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Deseret Hospital From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Parker, Scott With increasing evidence that home care of the sick and injured was no longer adequate, the women of t...
Deseret Industries - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Deseret Industries From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Cannon, Michael C. Toward the end of the Great Depression, in August 1938, Deseret Industries was established "t...
Deseret News - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Deseret News From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Ashton, Wendell J. The Deseret News began as a weekly newspaper in Salt Lake City on June 15, 1850, just three years after t...
Deseret, State of - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Deseret, State of From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Johnson, Jeffrey Ogden On February 2, 1848, by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico ceded to the United States ...
Deuteronomy - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Deuteronomy From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Rasmussen, Ellis T. Deuteronomy (Greek for "duplication of the law") is the fifth book of the Old Testament. Latter-day Saints...
Devils - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Devils From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Riddle, Chauncey C. In LDS discourse, the term "devil" denotes anyone who promotes the cause of evil, but it is especially applied to th...
Diplomatic Relations - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Diplomatic Relations From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hickman, Martin B. Joseph Smith undertook his first diplomatic mission for the Church when he journeyed to W...
Discernment, Gift of - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Discernment, Gift of From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hartshorn, Leon R. The gift of discernment consists of the spiritual quality or skill of being able to see o...
Discipleship - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Discipleship From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Covey, Stephen R. Like many other Christians, Latter-day Saints believe that only the transformational discipleship of those...
Dispensation of the Fulness of Times - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Dispensation of the Fulness of Times From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Packer, Rand H. The Dispensation of the Fulness of Times is the final dispen...
Dispensations of the Gospel - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Dispensations of the Gospel From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Lassetter, Courtney J. The term "dispensation" is translated in the New Testament from the Gre...
Distribution Centers - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Distribution Centers From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Carr, John E. In order to make standardized administrative and teaching materials available to its members, ...
District, District President - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism District, District President From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Evans, William S. A "district" is an ecclesiastical unit similar in function to a stake. Districts are found within missions in developing ...
Divorce - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Divorce From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Goodman, Kristen L. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially disapproves of divorce but does permit both divorce (th...
Doctrine - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Doctrine From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This entry consists of five articles: Doctrine: Meaning, Source, and History of Doctrine Doctrine: Distinctive Teachings Doctrine: LDS Doc...
Doctrine and Covenants - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Doctrine and Covenants From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search This entry consists of twenty articles: Doctrine and Covenants: Overview Doctrine and Covenants: Contents Doctrine and Covenants: Section 1 Doctrine and Covena...
Doctrine and Covenants As Literature - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Doctrine and Covenants As Literature From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Walker, Steven C. The literary quality of the Doctrine and Covenants can best be seen in its similarities to a near literar...
Doctrine and Covenants Commentaries - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Doctrine and Covenants Commentaries From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Garrett, H. Dean Commentaries on the Doctrine and Covenants follow the pattern of many biblical commentaries, supplying the h...
Doctrine and Covenants Editions - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Doctrine and Covenants Editions From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Woodford, Robert J. The Doctrine and Covenants contains revelations from God as given to the Prophet Joseph Smith and later President...
Dove, Sign of the - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Dove, Sign of the From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Marrott, Robert L. All four Gospel writers indicate that at the baptism of Jesus, John the Baptist saw the Spirit ...
Drama - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Drama From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Metten, Charles Latter-day Saints have supported and participated in theatrical activities throughout their history. Members of the Church...
Drugs, Abuse of - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Drugs, Abuse of From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Schwartz, Ray G. The abuse of drugs is contrary to the teachings of the Church. Leaders have frequently cautioned memb...
Category:E - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Help Category:E From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Pages in category "E" The following 44 pages are in this category, out of 44 total. E Earth Easter Economic Aid Economic History of the Church Editorial Board Edmunds Act of 1882...
Earth - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Earth From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Petersen, Morris S. Latter-day Saints believe that God created this earth to provide his children, the human race, with the opportunity to...
Easter - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Easter From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Jamison, Mary Ellen Stewart Easter is the Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. After Christ died on the cross...
Economic Aid - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Economic Aid From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Taylor, Stanley A. Economic aid offered by the Church to needy people in various countries is intended to promote the well-b...
Economic History of the Church - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Economic History of the Church From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Arrington, Leonard J. From their beginnings Latter-day Saints have regarded economic wel...
Editorial Board - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Editorial Board From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search EDITOR IN CHIEFDaniel H. LudlowBrigham Young UniversitySENIOR EDITORSRobert J. MatthewsBrigham Young University Charles D. Tate, Jr.Brigham Young University Robert K. Thomas...
Antipolygamy Legislation - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Antipolygamy Legislation From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Davis, Ray Jay Bigamy is the crime of marrying while an undivorced spouse from a valid prior marriag...
Education - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Education From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This entry discusses: Education: Attitudes Toward Education Education: Educational Attainment See also Academies; Brigham Young Universi...
Elder, Melchizedek Priesthood - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Elder, Melchizedek Priesthood From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Vetterli, Richard R. "Elder" is an office in the Melchizedek Priesthood of The Church of J...
Elect of God - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Elect of God From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bailey, Arthur A. The elect of God are those who are heirs to all that the Father has. Although the faithful have always bee...
Elias - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Elias From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Horton, George A., Jr. Elias is both a name and a title and has four meanings: (1) Elias was a man, presumably of Abraham's time, who "com...
Elias, Spirit of - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Elias, Spirit of From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hudson, James A. The "spirit of Elias" is a LDS concept that refers to the preparatory power that initiates gospel r...
Elijah - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Elijah From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. Because of Elijah's prophesied role (Mal. 4:5-6), he has become the subject of tradition and legend, as the article Elijah: Ancient Sources exp...
Elijah, Spirit of - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Elijah, Spirit of From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Finlayson, Mary For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the spirit of Elijah is the spirit...
Elohim - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Elohim From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Meservy, Keith H. Elohim (God; gods; Heavenly Father) is the plural form of the singular noun 'eloah (compare Arabic Allah ) in the Hebr...
Emergency Preparedness - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Emergency Preparedness From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Richardson, Frank D. Latter-day Saints are taught to prepare for potential problems. Since the gospel is...
Endless and Eternal - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Endless and Eternal From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Bassett, Arthur R. The terms "endless" and "eternal" have at least two connotations each in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are used bo...
Endowment - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Endowment From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Burton, Alma P. An Endowment generally is a gift, but in a specialized sense it is a course of instruction, ordinances, and covena...
Endowment Houses - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Endowment Houses From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Berrett, Lamar C. An Endowment house is a building or place where certain temple ordinances may be administered, out...
Enduring to the End - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Enduring to the End From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Madsen, John M. Enduring to the end, or remaining faithful to the laws and ordinances of the gospel of Jesus C...
Enoch - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Enoch From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [In three parts, this entry discusses Enoch, his visions, prophetic leadership, and significance. ] Contents 1 Enoch: LDS Sources 1.1 Bibliograph...
Ensign - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Ensign From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Todd, Jay M. Since 1971 the full title of the official monthly magazine for the English-speaking adult members of the Church is The Ensi...
Ephraim - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Ephraim From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Smith, Brian L. Ephraim was the son of Joseph and Asenath and the younger brother of Manasseh (Gen. 41:50-52). According to the Bible,...
Epistemology - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Epistemology From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Carter, K. Codell Epistemology is the branch of philosophy dealing with the nature and scope of knowledge. The Church of Jes...
Equality - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Equality From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Sorensen, A. Don Equality among persons is understood by Latter-day Saints as essential to divine love, which explains and justifies...
Eternal Life - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Eternal Life From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Parry, Catherine Corman The scriptures clearly state that eternal life comes from God through his son Jesus Christ (John 3:1...
Eternal Lives, Eternal Increase - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Eternal Lives, Eternal Increase From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Ricks, Shirley S. "Eternal lives" is a term that refers to the right and power to bege...
Eternal Progression - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Eternal Progression From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Adams, Lisa Ramsey The principle of eternal progression cannot be precisely defined or comprehended, yet it is...
Book of Mormon - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. This entry introduces the Book of Mormon, with the Overview describing its basic nature, contents, and purposes; a brief articl...
Ethics - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Ethics From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Brady, Neil The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is typically involved in three levels of ethical concern: the theory of valu...
Europe, the Church in - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Europe, the Church in From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Tobler, Douglas F. [This article discusses the establishment and growth of the Church in continental Europ...
Evangelists - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Evangelists From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Phillips, R. Douglas The sixth article of faith names Evangelists together with apostles, prophets, and teachers among the ess...
Eve - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Eve From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Campbell, Beverly Eve, first woman of earthly creation, companion of Adam, and mother and matriarch of the human race, is honored by Latter-da...
Evening and the Morning Star, the - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Evening and the Morning Star, the From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Dennis, Ronald D. The Evening and The Morning Star was the first newspaper of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It...
Evil - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Evil From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Paulsen, David L. [The LDS concept of evil is also explained in the article on Devils. The following article discusses a view of the purpose...
Evolution - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Evolution From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Evenson, William E. The position of the Church on the origin of man was published by the First Presidency in 1909 and stated again...
Exaltation - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Exaltation From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Pope, Margaret McConkie To Latter-day Saints, exaltation is a state that a person can attain in becoming like God-salvation in t...
Disciplinary Procedures - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Disciplinary Procedures From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hafen, Bruce C. To aid the spiritual development of its members, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-...
Exhibitions and World's Fairs - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Exhibitions and World's Fairs From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Marshall, Richard J. From its beginnings, the Church has characteristically presented its message through personal contact or in small gr...
Extermination Order - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Extermination Order From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Whitman, Dale A. A military order signed by Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs on October 27, 1838, directed t...
Ezekiel, Prophecies of - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Ezekiel, Prophecies of From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Meservy, Keith H. The prophecies of Ezekiel (593-c. 570 B.C.) interest Latter-day Saints because they co...
Ezias - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Ezias From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Thorne, Melvin J. Ezias was a prophet of Old Testament times whose prophecies were apparently recorded on the plates of brass, a record br...
Category:F - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Help Category:F From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Pages in category "F" The following 46 pages are in this category, out of 46 total. F Faith in Jesus Christ Fall of Adam Family Family History Centers Family History Genealogy Fa...
Faith in Jesus Christ - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Faith in Jesus Christ From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Brinley, Douglas E. Faith in Jesus Christ is the first principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ (A of F 4)....
Family - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Family From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This entry consists of two articles: Family: Teachings About the Family Family: Family Life The first article presents the major teachings abo...
Family History Centers - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Family History Centers From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bloxham, V. Ben Family History Centers are extensions of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, U...
Family History Genealogy - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Family History Genealogy From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Pratt, David H. The terms "family history" and "genealogy" are synonymous for Latter-day Saints. Dal...
Family History Library - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Family History Library From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Wright, Raymond S., III The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, supports the LDS practice of famil...
Family Home Evening - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Family Home Evening From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Mitchell, James P.Author: Mitchell, Terri Tanner Family Home Evening is a weekly observance of Latter-day Sain...
Family Organizations - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Family Organizations From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Kunz, Phillip R. Latter-day Saints think of families with respect to both this life and the next. They striv...
Family Prayer - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Family Prayer From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Olsen, Bruce L. It is considered a duty and privilege by Latter-day Saint parents to lead their children in regular family...
Family Registry - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Family Registry From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Jarman, John C. Family Registry is a service provided by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ o...
Familysearch - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Familysearch From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Cahoon, L. Reynolds FamilySearch is an automated computer system that simplifies the task of family history research. The Fa...
Far West, Missouri - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Far West, Missouri From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Porter, Larry C. Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri, was settled in 1836 as Latter-day Saints sought a home and...
Business - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Business From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This is a two-part entry: Business: LDS Attitudes Toward Business Business: Church Participation in Business The first article explains th...
Fast and Testimony Meeting - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fast and Testimony Meeting From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Jolley, Mary An LDS fast and testimony meeting is normally held on the first Sunday of each month, where faithful members of the Church are inv...
Fast Offerings - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fast Offerings From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Ferguson, Isaac C. The first Sunday of each month is designated as a Fast Sunday, and Latter-day Saints are asked to fas...
Fasting - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fasting From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hills, Dawn M. The practice of periodic abstinence from food and drink for devotional purposes has been documented since early times. ...
Fate - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fate From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Jones, Gerald E. Fate, as usually interpreted, is the antithesis of self-determination and responsibility. Latter-day Saints reject on scrip...
Fatherhood - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fatherhood From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Scoresby, A. Lynn LDS fathers have primary responsibility for providing spiritual and physical support for all other family memb...
Fathers' Blessings - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fathers' Blessings From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Brown, Victor L., Jr. Fathers' blessings are given by the power of the Melchizedek Priesthood following the pattern of the ancient Patriarchs, such as Adam, No...
Fayette, New York - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fayette, New York From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Garrard, Lamar E. The township of Fayette, New York, is located in Seneca County between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. ...
Fear of God - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fear of God From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Christiansen, John R. In ancient scripture the phrase "fear of God" typically signified faith, reverence, and trust. Fear of G...
Fellowshipping Members - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fellowshipping Members From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Payne, Lynn Reed Latter-day Saints consider themselves brothers and sisters (see BrotherhoodSisterhood) ...
Feminism - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Feminism From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Richards, Mary Stovall Feminism is the philosophical belief that advocates the equality of women and men and seeks to remove inequit...
Finances of the Church - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Finances of the Church From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Edgley, RichardAuthor: Edling, Wilford G. The financial strength of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter...
Financial Contributions - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Financial Contributions From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Nadauld, Stephen D. Members of the Church may make financial contributions in several ways, including ...
Fine Arts - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fine Arts From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [Historically, the fine arts have been important to Latter-day Saints, who have encouraged participation in, and provided support for, ar...
Firesides - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Firesides From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Patrick, Ronald Firesides are informal gatherings of Church members and friends, often in homes or other congenial surroundings, a...
First Estate - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism First Estate From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Baugh, Alexander L. First estate refers to the unspecified period of time otherwise known as premortal life. The words "firs...
First Presidency - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism First Presidency From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: England, J. LynnAuthor: Warner, W. Keith The First Presidency is the governing body of and highest ranking quorum in...
First Principles of the Gospel - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism First Principles of the Gospel From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hafen, Marie Kartchner The first principles and ordinances of the gospel are "first, Fai...
First Vision - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism First Vision From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Backman, Milton V. The First Vision of the Prophet Joseph Smith is the beginning point, the fountainhead, of the restoration...
Jesus Christ, Names and Titles of - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jesus Christ, Names and Titles of From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Robinson, Stephen E. Since Jesus Christ is the central focus both in Church devotion and in scripture, he is naturally known unde...
Folk Art - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Folk Art From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bradley, Martha Sonntag Through a combination of religious and western American metaphors and images, the whole saga of the Church h...
Folklore - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Folklore From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Wilson, William A. Mormon folklore comprises that part of the Church's cultural heritage which Latter-day Saints pass on from person...
Following the Brethren - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Following the Brethren From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: McConkie, Mark L. Latter-day Saints believe that God gives revelations to living prophets and that their...
Foreknowledge of God - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Foreknowledge of God From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Faulconer, James E. Modern scripture speaks unequivocally of the foreknowledge of God: "All things are prese...
Foreordination - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Foreordination From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Top, Brent L. Foreordination is the premortal selection of individuals to come forth in mortality at specified times, un...
Forgeries of Historical Documents - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Forgeries of Historical Documents From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Evans, Max J. The possibility of forgery must be considered by all historians as t...
Remission of Sins - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Remission of Sins From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bradshaw, William S. "Remission of sins" is the scriptural phrase that describes the primary purpose of baptism: t...
Fox, Ruth May - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fox, Ruth May From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Thatcher, Linda Ruth May Fox (1853-1958) devoted many years to the Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Association (YWMIA; in...
Freedom - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Freedom From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bohn, David E. The gospel of Jesus Christ does not represent freedom merely as a philosophic concept or abstract possibility, but esta...
Freemasonry and the Temple - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Freemasonry and the Temple From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Godfrey, Kenneth W. Students of both Mormonism and Freemasonry have pondered possible relationships between Masonic rites and the LDS temple ce...
Freemasonry in Nauvoo - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Freemasonry in Nauvoo From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Godfrey, Kenneth W. The introduction of Freemasonry in Nauvoo had both political and religious implication...
Friend, the - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Friend, the From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Wahlquist, Elizabeth Published monthly since January 1971 for children to age twelve, the Friend replaced the children's frien...
Fulness of the Gospel - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Fulness of the Gospel From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Farnsworth, Dean B. The phrase "fulness of the gospel" refers to the whole doctrine of redemption demonstr...
Category:G - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Help Category:G From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Pages in category "G" The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total. G Gabriel Gambling Garden of Eden Garden of Gethsemane Garments Gates, Susa Young Gathering Ge...
Angels - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Angels From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This entry consists of three articles: Angels Angels: Archangels Angels: Guardian Angels The first article discusses the nature of angels as p...
Gambling - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Gambling From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Tate, Charles D., Jr. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemns gambling, games of chance, and lotteries as moral evi...
Garden of Eden - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Garden of Eden From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Doxey, Graham W. The significance of the Garden of Eden is fundamental among the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ o...
Garments - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Garments From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Marshall, Evelyn T. The word "garment" has distinctive meanings to Latter-day Saints. The white undergarment worn by those members w...
Gates, Susa Young - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Gates, Susa Young From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Plummer, Louise Susa (Susan, Susannah) Gates was born on March 18, 1856, in Salt Lake City. A writer, publisher, a...
Gathering - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Gathering From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Dennis, Ronald D. For Latter-day Saints, the gathering of Israel involves bringing together the heirs of the covenant to designate...
Genealogical Society of Utah - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Genealogical Society of Utah From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Durrant, George D. The Genealogical Society of Utah, organized in 1894, became The Genealogi...
Genealogy, Family History - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Genealogy, Family History From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [Genealogy is a record of lineage showing the descent of a person or family from an ancestor or ancestors...
General Authorities - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism General Authorities From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Gardner, Marvin K. General Authorities are men called to serve at the highest levels of leadership in The Chur...
General Handbook of Instructions - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism General Handbook of Instructions From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: May, Frank O., Jr. The General Handbook of Instructions is the official book of inst...
Gentiles - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Gentiles From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [In the Bible, the Hebrew and Greek words translated into English as "Gentile" signified other peoples; i.e., "not Israelite" and later "no...
Gentiles, Fulness of - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Gentiles, Fulness of From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Nyman, Monte S. The "fulness of the Gentiles" is a term for a doctrine taught in the New Testament, the Book...
Gethsemane - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Gethsemane From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Brown, S. Kent The name Gethsemane (derived from Hebrew "oil press") is mentioned twice in the Bible, both in the New Testament ...
Gift of the Holy Ghost - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Gift of the Holy Ghost From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Porter, Bruce D. The gift of the Holy Ghost is the right or privilege of receiving divine manifestations...
Gifts of the Spirit - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Gifts of the Spirit From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bickerstaff, H. George The seventh Article of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reads: ...
Glossary - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Glossary From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search The following words are frequently encountered when reading or listening to discussions about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Entries marked with an asterisk have a separ...
God - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism God From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Yarn, David H. Latter-day Saints declare, "We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost" (A of F...
Godhead - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Godhead From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Dahl, Paul E. [For discussions about the three members of the Godhead and their divine attributes and manifestations in the world, see...
Godhood - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Godhood From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Carter, K. Codell Logically and naturally, the ultimate desire of a loving Supreme Being is to help his children enjoy all that he enj...
Gold Plates - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Gold Plates From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hardy, Grant R. On September 21, 1823, the angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith and instructed him about a record engraved on...
Gospel of Abraham - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Gospel of Abraham From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Flake, Joel A. On April 3, 1836, the keys of the "dispensation of the gospel of Abraham" were committed to the Pro...
Gospel of Jesus Christ - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Gospel of Jesus Christ From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This entry is discussed below under two headings: Gospel of Jesus Christ: The Gospel in LDS Teaching Gospel of...
Grace - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Grace From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hafen, Bruce C. One of the most controversial issues in Christian theology is whether salvation is the free gift of unmerited grace or is ...
Granite Mountain Record Vault - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Granite Mountain Record Vault From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Baldridge, Steven W. Since 1938, the genealogical society of Utah has been collecting gene...
Grant, Heber J. - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Grant, Heber J. From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Walker, Ronald W. Heber J. Grant (1856-1945), seventh President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, wa...
Great and Abominable Church - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Great and Abominable Church From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Wright, Dennis A. The phrase "great and abominable church," which appears in an apocalyptic vision received by the Book of Mormon prophet Nep...

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