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Category:A - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Help Category:A From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Pages in category "A" The following 70 pages are in this category, out of 70 total. A Aaron, Brother of Moses Aaronic Priesthood Abel Abinadi Abortion Abraham Abraham, Gospel of ...
Aaron, Brother of Moses - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Aaron, Brother of Moses From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Brandt, Edward J. Aaron was a son of Amram and Jochebed of the tribe of Levi (Ex. 6:20), and a brother...
Aaronic Priesthood - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Aaronic Priesthood From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. Contents 1 Aaronic Priesthood: Powers and Offices 1.1 Bibliography 2 Aaronic Priesthood: Restoration 2.1 Bibliography A...
Abel - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Abel From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bennion, Steven D. Latter-day scripture reveals much about Abel beyond what is contained in the Bible. He and cain had older brothers and si...
Abinadi - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Abinadi From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Cramer, Lew W. Abinadi was a courageous prophet (150 B.C.), and the best known martyr in the Book of Mormon. His ministry and executio...
Abortion - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Abortion From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Beard, Mary K. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints considers the elective termination of pregnancy "one of the mostsinfu...
Abraham - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Abraham From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Clark, E. Douglas Few biblical characters figure so prominently in LDS faith as does Abraham. Belief that he was a real person is shar...
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...
Abrahamic Covenant - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Abrahamic Covenant From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Rasmussen, Ellis T. The divine archetypal covenant, of which Abraham's covenant is an example, is the everlastin...
Abuse, Spouse and Child - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Abuse, Spouse and Child From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Thomas, Robert K. Abuse is behavior that deliberately threatens or injures another person. It may be physical, emotional, or sexual. Some forms of ph...
Academies - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Academies From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Laycock, Harold R. Between 1875 and 1910, the LDS Church sponsored thirty-three academies for secondary education in seven western...
Accountability - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Accountability From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Warner, C. Terry In LDS doctrine, to be "accountable" means that one must answer to God for one's conduct. Answering for...
Acknowledgments - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Acknowledgments From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search The support and assistance of many persons and groups are necessary to produce a work as extensive as an encyclopedia. Special thanks are extended to the executives of Macmi...
Activity in the Church - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Activity in the Church From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Cunningham, Perry H. For Latter-day Saints, activity in the Church involves a broad range of public and ...
Adam - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Adam From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. This entry consists of two sections: Adam: LDS Sources Adam: Ancient Sources The first article discusses LDS teachings about Adam. The second one o...
Young, Brigham - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Young, Brigham From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This entry consists of two articles: Young, Brigham: Brigham Young Young, Brigham: Teachings of Brigham Young Brigham Young is...
Adam-Ondi-Ahman - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Adam-Ondi-Ahman From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Berrett, Lamar C. Adam-ondi-Ahman, a settlement in Daviess County, Missouri, received its unusual name from the Prophe...
Adamic Language - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Adamic Language From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Robertson, John S. The concept of the Adamic language grew among Latter-day Saints out of statements from scripture, c...
Ordinances - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Ordinances From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. This entry consists of two articles: Ordinances: Overview, a general discussion of the nature of ordinances in the broadest sense, and ...
Adoption of Children - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Adoption of Children From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Thomas, Ryan L. The adoption of children is common among members of the Church. This is no doubt in part a c...
Adultery - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Adultery From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Christensen, BRYCE J. Adultery constitutes a grievous violation of the law of chastity. For Latter-day Saints it is defined as sexua...
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...
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...
Africa, the Church in - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Africa, the Church in From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Lebaron, E. Dale The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a presence in Africa since 1853,...
Afterlife - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Afterlife From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Leifson, June [Other articles related to this topic are: Degrees of Glory; Heaven; Hell; Immortality and Eternal Life; Paradise; P...
Agency - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Agency From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Warner, C. Terry "Agency" refers both to the capacity of beings "to act for themselves" (2 Ne. 2:26) and their accountability for those ...
Jesus Christ, Sources for Words of - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jesus Christ, Sources for Words of From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Schaelling, J. Philip For followers of Jesus Christ, nothing has more authority ...
Agriculture - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Agriculture From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: May, Dean L. The Latter-day Saints were pioneers in developing techniques and institutions of irrigated agriculture and dry fa...
Ahman - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Ahman From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Brandt, Edward J. Ahman is twice mentioned as one of the names of God in the Doctrine and Covenants. In each instance, Jesus Christ is cal...
AIDS - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism AIDS From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Leake, Robert L. The First Presidency statement on AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) released May 27, 1988, admonishes Church membe...
Alcoholic Beverages and Alcoholism - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Alcoholic Beverages and Alcoholism From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Lyon, Joseph Lynn Active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages. ...
Allegory of Zenos - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Allegory of Zenos From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Lambert, L. Gary The Allegory of Zenos (Jacob 5) is a lengthy, prophetic declaration made by Zenos, a Hebrew proph...
Alma 1 - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Alma 1 From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Lambert, L. Gary Alma 1 (c. 174-92 B.C.) was the first of two Almas in the Book of Mormon. He was a descendant of Nephi 1, son of Lehi, and was the young priest in the court of king N...
Alma 2 - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Alma 2 From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Millet, Robert L. Few individuals have had greater influence upon a civilization than Alma 2, son of Alma 1. He was a key figure in the rise of the Nephite church and republic, servin...
Almanacs - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Almanacs From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Van Orden, Dell Early Mormon almanacs (1845-1866) first borrowed heavily from standard almanacs being published, but then came to fo...
Altar - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Altar From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Porter, Bruce H. A focal point of religious worship throughout the ages, and in most cultures, has been the altar-a natural or man-made el...
Amen - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Amen From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Mckinlay, Daniel B. Among Latter-day Saints the saying of an audible "amen" is the seal and witness of all forms of worship and of priesthoo...
Amulek - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Amulek From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Duckwitz, Norbert H. O. Amulek (fl. c. 82-74 B.C.), a Nephite inhabitant of the city Ammonihah (Alma 8:20), was a wealthy man in his com...
Ancestral File - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Ancestral File From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Mayfield, David M. Ancestral File is a large genealogical database published on compact disks (CD-ROM) for use in person...
Angel Moroni Statue - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Angel Moroni Statue From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Maxwell, Cory H. A monument to the angel Moroni (see Moroni, Angel) stands atop the Hill Cumorah, four miles s...
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...
Animals - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Animals From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Packard, Sandra Bradford Latter-day Saints believe that animals, like humans, have spirits, in the form of their bodies (D&C 77:2). Li...
Anthon Transcript - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Anthon Transcript From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bachman, Danel W. The Anthon Transcript was a sheet of paper, thought to be lost, upon which Joseph Smith copied s...
Anti-Mormon Publications - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Anti-Mormon Publications From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Nelson, William O. Anti-Mormonism includes any hostile or polemic opposition to Mormonism or to the ...
Antichrists - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Antichrists From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Frandsen, Russell M. Antichrists are those who deny the divinity of Jesus Christ or essential parts of his gospel and actively...
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...
Apocalyptic Texts - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Apocalyptic Texts From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Griggs, C. Wilfred Apocalypse is a Greek word meaning revelation, and apocalyptic as an adjective describes the ge...
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Griggs, C. Wilfred These two terms are often found together in modern scholarly writings, although they had quite different meanings in anc...
Apostasy - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Apostasy From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Compton, Todd Latter-day Saints believe that apostasy occurs whenever an individual or community rejects the revelations and ordinan...
Apostate - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Apostate From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Scharffs, Gilbert W. Members of the Church vary in their levels of participation or belief (see Activity in the Church). Latter-day ...
Apostle - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Apostle From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Brown, S. Kent An "apostle" is an ordained leader in the Melchizedek Priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ap...
April 6 - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism April 6 From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hall, John Franklin April 6, 1830, is the date on which The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized. The Prophet Jos...
Archaeology - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Archaeology From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Johnson, David J. Archaeology is the study and interpretation of past human cultures based on known material remains. Biblical...
Architecture - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Architecture From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Savage, C. R. In the first generation the architecture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bore the stamp of ...
Area, Area Presidency - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Area, Area Presidency From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Cunningham, Perry H. An area is the largest geographical administrative subdivision of the Church and is p...
Arizona, Pioneer Settlements in - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Arizona, Pioneer Settlements in From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Peterson, Charles S. Mormon pioneering in Arizona began in the mid-1800s and continued...
Armageddon - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Armageddon From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Rogers, V. Daniel The name Armageddon is a Greek transliteration of the Hebrew har megiddo, mountain of Megiddo, and is used by ...
Art in Mormonism - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Art in Mormonism From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Peacock, Martha Moffit From the earliest days of the Church, its leaders have recognized the significant role art pl...
Articles of Faith - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Articles of Faith From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Whittaker, David J. In 1842, in response to a specific request from John Wentworth (editor of the Chicago Democrat...
Artificial Insemination - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Artificial Insemination From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: May, Frank O., Jr. Artificial insemination is defined as placing semen into the uterus or oviduct by a...
Artists, Visual - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Artists, Visual From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Oman, Richard G. While the work of LDS artists encompasses many historical and cultural styles, its unity derives from...
Asia, the Church in - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Asia, the Church in From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This entry is made up of two articles: Asia, the Church in: Asia East Asia, the Church in: Asia South and Southeast ...
Assistants to the Twelve - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Assistants to the Twelve From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Merrill, Byron R. In 1941 five men were called as Assistants to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. J...
Astronomy, Scriptural References to - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Astronomy, Scriptural References to From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Paul, Erich Robert Latter-day Saint scriptures indicate that both biblical and...
Atonement of Jesus Christ - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Atonement of Jesus Christ From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Holland, Jeffrey R. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the foreordained but voluntary act of the Onl...
Australia, the Church in - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Australia, the Church in From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Eggington, William G. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was introduced into Australia ...
Authority - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Authority From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Cameron, Kim S. The claim of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be the only true and living church on the earth is...
Autopsy - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Autopsy From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Allan, Frank D. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds that an autopsy may be performed if the family of the deceased g...
Auxiliary Organizations - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Auxiliary Organizations From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Ericksen, Irene Hewette The LDS Church is characterized by two types of organizational entities: pries...
Category:B - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Help Category:B From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Pages in category "B" The following 77 pages are in this category, out of 77 total. B Babylon Ballantyne, Richard Baptism Baptism for the Dead Baptism of Fire and the Holy Ghost ...
Worldly, Worldliness - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Worldly, Worldliness From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Chidester, C. Richard Latter-day Saints use the term "world" to refer to the planet Earth as well as to the ...
Ballantyne, Richard - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Ballantyne, Richard From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Baird, J. Hugh Richard Ballantyne was born in Whitridgebog, Roxburgshire, Scotland, on August 26, 1817, to Dav...
Baptism - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Baptism From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hawkins, Carl S. The fourth article of faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints declares that "baptism by immersion fo...
Baptism for the Dead - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Baptism for the Dead From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. This entry consists of two articles: Baptism for the Dead: LDS Practice Baptism for the Dead: Ancient Sources The f...
Baptism of Fire and the Holy Ghost - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Baptism of Fire and the Holy Ghost From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Bradshaw, William S. Baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost refers to the experience of an individual who receives the ordinance of...
Baptismal Covenant - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Baptismal Covenant From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Wilson, Jerry A. When a person enters into a Latter-day Saint baptism, he or she makes a covenant with God. Bapt...
Baptismal Prayer - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Baptismal Prayer From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Wilson, Jerry A. The wording of the baptismal prayer used in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is pres...
Beatitudes - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Beatitudes From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: MacKay, Thomas W. The Beatitudes, or promises of blessings in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:3-12), hold a particular significance for Latter-day Saints because the resur...
Beehive Symbol - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Beehive Symbol From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Oman, Richard G. Nineteenth-century leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consciously created symbo...
Benjamin - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Benjamin From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Ricks, Stephen D. Benjamin, son of Mosiah 1, was an important king in Nephite history (d. c. 121 B.C.). His reign came at a crucial ...
Benson, Ezra Taft - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Benson, Ezra Taft From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Benson, Reed A.Author: Dew, Sheri L. Ezra Taft Benson (1899-), thirteenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ ...
Bible - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Bible From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [The entry on the Bible is designed as an overview of the positive LDS appraisal and extensive use of this scriptural collection. Articles under ...
Bible Dictionary - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Bible Dictionary From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Gillum, Gary P. In 1979 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published its own edition of the King James ...
Bible Scholarship - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Bible Scholarship From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Robinson, Stephen E. Latter-day Saints recognize Bible scholarship and intellectual study of the biblical text. Jo...
Bible, LDS - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Bible, LDS From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reveres the Bible as the word of God given through ancient prophets and apostles, thou...
Biography and Autobiography - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Biography and Autobiography From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach From the earliest decades members of the Church have adhered to the Puritan tradition of writing spiritual autobio...
Birth - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Birth From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Christianson, Helen Lance The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that every person experiences a series of "births." All ...
Birth Control - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Birth Control From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Ellsworth, Homer S. The general handbook of instructions for Church leaders has the following instructions concerning birt...
Bishop - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Bishop From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Pearson, Don M. A bishop is the ecclesiastical leader of a Latter-day Saint congregation or ward, and has comprehensive pastoral and adm...
Bishop's Storehouse - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Bishop's Storehouse From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Gardner, R. Quinn The bishop's storehouse system is a network of Church-owned and -operated commodity resource...
Bishop, History of the Office - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Bishop, History of the Office From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hartley, William G. The work of the office of bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latt...
Bishopric - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Bishopric From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bradford, David C. The bishopric, consisting of the bishop and two counselors, is the presiding or governing council in a ward (co...
Blacks - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Blacks From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Cherry, AlanAuthor: Embry, Jessie L. The history of black membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be divided b...
Blasphemy - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Blasphemy From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Browning, Gary L. Blasphemy denotes sacrilegious actions, speech, or thoughts that mock or revile God. A person blasphemes who, un...
Blessing on Food - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Blessing on Food From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Christensen, Christine Quinn Blessings on food are prayers to thank God for providing sustenance and to ask his bles...
Blessings - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Blessings From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Clark, Bruce B. The term "blessings" is used in two different ways in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In a broad ...
Blind, Materials for the - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Blind, Materials for the From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Douglas, Josiah W. During his earthly ministry, Jesus was always sensitive to individuals and their ...
Blood Atonement - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Blood Atonement From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Snow, Lowell M. The doctrines of the Church affirm that the Atonement wrought by the shedding of the blood of Jesus Ch...
Blood Transfusions - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Blood Transfusions From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Nimber, Richard A. Although there are references in scripture to the sacredness of blood, the Church does not ho...
Bonneville International Corporation - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Bonneville International Corporation From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Brady, Rodney H. In 1964 KSL and other Church-owned commercial broadcasting ...
Book of Abraham - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Abraham From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This entry includes five articles: Book of Abraham: Origin of the Book of Abraham Book of Abraham: Translation and Publicati...
Book of Commandments - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Commandments From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Woodford, Robert J. The Prophet Joseph Smith and a council of high priests collected the Prophet's early rev...
Joseph of Egypt - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Joseph of Egypt From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This entry consists of three articles: Joseph of Egypt: Joseph, Son of Jacob Joseph of Egypt: Writings of Joseph Joseph of E...
Book of Life - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Life From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Taylor, J. Lewis In a figurative sense, the book of life is the complete record of one's life, the sum total of thoughts, wo...
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...
Book of Mormon Authorship - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Authorship From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Wirth, Diane E. Many studies have investigated Book of Mormon authorship because the book presents...
Book of Mormon Chronology - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Chronology From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Pratt, John P. The Book of Mormon contains a chronology that is internally consistent over the tho...
Book of Mormon Commentaries - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Commentaries From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Peterson, H. Donl Because the Book of Mormon is the best known and most widely circulated LDS ...
Book of Mormon Economy and Technology - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Economy and Technology From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Peterson, Daniel C. The Book of Mormon reports information about three pre-Hispanic American peoples. Although its writer...
Book of Mormon Editions (1830-1981) - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Editions (1830-1981) From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Skousen, Royal Two major goals of each published edition of the Book of Mormon...
Book of Mormon Geography - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Geography From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Clark, John E. Although the Book of Mormon is primarily a religious record of the Nephites, Lamanite...
Book of Mormon in a Biblical Culture - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon in a Biblical Culture From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Smith, Timothy L. One does not need to look beyond the prevailing revivalist...
Book of Mormon Language - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Language From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Stubbs, Brian Darrel The language of the Book of Mormon exhibits features typical of a translation fro...
Book of Mormon Literature - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Literature From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Rust, Richard Dilworth Although understated as literature in its clear and plain language, the Boo...
Book of Mormon Manuscripts - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Manuscripts From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Skousen, Royal The printed versions of the Book of Mormon derive from two manuscripts. The first...
Book of Mormon Names - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Names From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hoskisson, Paul Y. The Book of Mormon contains 337 proper names and 21 gentilics (or analogous forms) based ...
Book of Mormon Near Eastern Background - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Near Eastern Background From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Nibley, Hugh W. According to the Book of Mormon, the Jaredites, the Neph...
Book of Mormon Peoples - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Peoples From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Sorenson, John L. At least fifteen distinct groups of people are mentioned in the Book of Mormon. Four (...
Book of Mormon Personalities - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Personalities From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [The experiences, thoughts, feelings, and personalities of several individuals are brought to light...
Book of Mormon Plates and Records - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Plates and Records From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Hardy, Grant R. The Book of Mormon is a complex text with a complicated history. It is primarily an abridgment of several earlier...
Book of Mormon Religious Teachings and Practices - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Religious Teachings and Practices From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Welch, John W. Most of the Book of Mormon is about a group of Israelites who were guided by prophet...
Book of Mormon Studies - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Studies From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Ricks, Stephen D. Since the publication of the Book of Mormon in 1830, a substantial amount of material ...
Book of Mormon Translation By Joseph Smith - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Translation By Joseph Smith From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Rathbone, TimAuthor: Welch, John W. By its own terms, the Book o...
Book of Mormon Witnesses - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon Witnesses From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Anderson, Richard Lloyd Beginning with the first edition of 1830, the Book of Mormon has generally c...
Book of Mormon, Biblical Prophecies About - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon, Biblical Prophecies About From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Meservy, Keith H. Latter-day Saints believe that the coming forth ...
Book of Mormon, Government and Legal History in the - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon, Government and Legal History in the From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Reynolds, Noel B. Because the Book of Mormon focuses on religious themes, information about p...
Book of Mormon, History of Warfare in - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Mormon, History of Warfare in From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hamblin, William J. Much of the Book of Mormon deals with military conflic...
Book of Moses - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Moses From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Taylor, Bruce T. The Book of Moses is an extract of several chapters from Genesis in the Joseph Smith Translation of the B...
Book of Remembrance - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Book of Remembrance From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Gardner, Cynthia M. From antiquity God has commanded his people to keep records. In the days of Adam the peopl...
Born in the Covenant - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Born in the Covenant From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Cottrell, Ralph L., Jr. Latter-day Saints make several formal covenants with God such as baptism, confirmati...
Born of God - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Born of God From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Pinegar, Ed J. Born of God or "born again" refers to the personal spiritual experience in which repentant individuals receive ...
Branch, Branch President - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Branch, Branch President From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Cowan, Richard O. A branch is generally the smallest organized congregation of the Church (normally ...
Brigham Young College - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Brigham Young College From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Garr, Arnold Kent President Brigham Young founded Brigham Young College (Byc) in Logan, Utah, on July 24, ...
British Isles, the Church in - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism British Isles, the Church in From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Grant, Bryan J. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came to the British Isles wh...
Broadcasting - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Broadcasting From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Christensen, Bruce L. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a broadcasting entity. Its involvement in radio and...
Brother of Jared - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Brother of Jared From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Reeve, Rex C., Jr. The brother of Jared (c. 2200 B.C.) was the first jaredite prophet (see Book of Mormon: Book of E...
Brotherhood - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Brotherhood From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Slover, Timothy W. While members of other Christian denominations may speak metaphorically of all humankind being brothers and...
Buffetings of Satan - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Buffetings of Satan From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Flake, Dennis D. An individual who receives extensive spiritual knowledge, enters into sacred covenants, and t...
Building Program - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Building Program From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Anderson, Paul L.Author: Jackson, Richard H. Throughout its history the Church has faced the challenge of providing ...
Bulletin - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Bulletin From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Baird, J. Hugh The Bulletin (1980-) constitutes official correspondence from Church headquarters to all general and local-unit Churc...
Burial - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Burial From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Tate, Charles D. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints counsels its members to bury their dead in the earth to return dust to ...
Burnings, Everlasting - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Burnings, Everlasting From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Turner, Rodney Moses described God as a "consuming fire" (Deut. 4:24), his glory consuming everything corr...
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...
Brigham Young University - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Brigham Young University From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. Contents 1 Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah Campus 1.1 Bibliography 2 Brigham Young University: Jerusa...
Category:C - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Help Category:C From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Pages in category "C" The following 90 pages are in this category, out of 90 total. C Cain Calamities and Disasters California, Pioneer Settlements in Calling and Election Callin...
Cain - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Cain From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Harris, James R. Although the Bible says little about Cain, latter-day scriptures give considerable information. These tell that Cain, son o...
Calamities and Disasters - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Calamities and Disasters From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Blake, Reed H. Calamities and disasters are sudden, unexpected events that cause extensive destruction, death, or injury and result in widespread c...
California, Pioneer Settlements in - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism California, Pioneer Settlements in From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Warner, Ted J. Spaniards founded missions, presidios, pueblos, and ranchos in Ca...
Calling and Election - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Calling and Election From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Doxey, Roy W. An exhortation to make one's "calling and election sure" is found in Peter's writings (2 Pet. 1:3-10), and is associated with the "more sure ...
Callings - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Callings From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Pitcher, Brian L. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is organized to benefit all who participate, and all are expected ...
Canada, LDS Pioneer Settlements in - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Canada, LDS Pioneer Settlements in From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Palmer, Howard LDS experience in Canada provides an important comparison to the ...
Canada, the Church in - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Canada, the Church in From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bennett, Richard E. By October 1830, converts to the Church were teaching the gospel to family and friends...
Canon - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Canon From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [In one of its religious senses, the term "canon" refers to the literary works accepted by a religion as Scripture. The word derives from the Heb...
Capital Punishment - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Capital Punishment From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hinckley, Stuart W. Ancient scriptures indicate that capital punishment is an appropriate penalty for murder. Go...
Carthage Jail - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Carthage Jail From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Enders, Donald L. The old jail in the town of Carthage, Illinois, seat of Hancock County, was the site of the martyrdom of...
Catholicism and Mormonism - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Catholicism and Mormonism From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Benney, AlfredAuthor: Keller, Roger R. Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy are grounded in the same theological tradition. They are similar t...
Celebrations - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Celebrations From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Olsen, Steven L. Through their religious and community celebrations, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sai...
Celestial Kingdom - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Celestial Kingdom From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Black, Susan Easton The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches of three degrees of glory in the after...
Celibacy - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Celibacy From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Inouye, Dillon K. Celibacy, the deliberate renunciation of marriage, is foreign to LDS life. Like other forms of ascetic withdrawal,...
Centennial Observances - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Centennial Observances From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Olsen, Steven L. The historical consciousness of Latter-day Saints in the twentieth century has been ric...
Ceremonies - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Ceremonies From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hawkins, John Ceremony and ritual are key concepts for understanding religious behavior. In LDS parlance the word ordinance embr...
Chaplains - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Chaplains From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Nelson, Robert, Jr. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorses a corps of chaplains who serve in the U.S. armed forc...
Charity - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Charity From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Fuhriman, Addie Charity is a concept found in many cultures, its meaning ranging from a general selfless love of humanity to the speci...
Chastening - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Chastening From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Farmer, GLADYS Clark Latter-day Saints view chastening as a manifestation of God's love and concern. "For whom the Lord loveth h...
Chastity, Law of - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Chastity, Law of From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Christensen, BRYCE J. In the law of chastity, the Lord commands restraint in exercising the body's sexual and procre...
Children - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Children From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This entry consists of three articles: Children: Roles of Children Children: Blessing of Children Salvation of Children The first article ...
Children's Friend, the - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Children's Friend, the From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Paulsen, Vivian Published by the primary, The Children's Friend was the children's magazine of the Churc...
Mormon Tabernacle Choir - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Mormon Tabernacle Choir From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Dayley, K. Newell The Mormon Tabernacle Choir originated in mid-nineteenth-century Salt Lake City. It ...
Jehovah, Jesus Christ - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jehovah, Jesus Christ From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Seely, David R. The Godhead consists of three separate and distinct beings: the Father, Son, and Holy Ghos...
Christians and Christianity - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Christians and Christianity From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Keller, Roger R. The Old World origin of the word "Christian" is obscure. Possibly it was first used by pagans in Antioch to identify those w...
Christmas - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Christmas From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Jamison, Mary Ellen Stewart Christmas is the holiday when Latter-day Saints and other Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Chri...
Christology - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Christology From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Gillum, Gary P. Christology is the theological study of the human and divine natures and roles of Jesus Christ. It developed s...
Christus Statue - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Christus Statue From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Jacobsen, Florence S. Replicas of the Christus statue by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1768-1844) are located in...
Church and State - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Church and State From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Durham, W. Cole Latter-day Saints believe that the separation of church and state is essential in modern societies prior to the Millennium. LDS scriptures teach th...
Church Educational System (CES) - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Church Educational System (CES) From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Church Educational System (Ces) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has es...
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...
Church in the World - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Church in the World From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [Since it was organized with six members in Fayette, New York, in 1830, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sain...
Church News - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Church News From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Heslop, J. Malan The Church News is a weekly supplement to the daily Deseret News of Salt Lake City, Utah. It reports the worl...
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Porter, Bruce Douglas The Church of Jesus Christ of ...
Church of the Firstborn - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Church of the Firstborn From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Barrett, Ivan J. The Church of the Firstborn is Christ's heavenly church, and its members are exalted ...
Circumcision - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Circumcision From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Thomasson, Gordon C. Circumcision (Gen. 17:9-14) was the sign of the covenant Abram made with God (Gen. 17:10), in token of ...
City Planning - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism City Planning From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Jackson, Richard H. For Latter-day Saints, city planning began with the Prophet Joseph Smith, who emphasized the advantage...
Civic Duties - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Civic Duties From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Cannon, Mark W. Latter-day Saint teachings emphasize many aspects of civic duty, including responsible self-government; an i...
Civil Rights - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Civil Rights From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Riggs, Robert E. Civil rights are legal guarantees designed to protect persons from arbitrary or discriminatory treatment. C...
Civil War Prophecy - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Civil War Prophecy From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Peterson, Paul H. Joseph Smith's Civil War prophecy is contained in sections 87 and 130 of the Doctrine and Cove...
Clergy - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Clergy From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Keller, Roger R. The word "clergy" generally designates those who are priests or ministers within the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or Pro...
Clerk - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Clerk From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bateson, Jeffrey C. Almost since the Church was organized in 1830, clerks have been divinely charged with the sacred responsibility of rec...
Coffee - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Coffee From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Lyon, Joseph Lynn Active Latter-day Saints abstain from drinking coffee. This practice derives from an 1833 revelation known as the Word...
Colesville, New York - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Colesville, New York From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Garrard, Lamar E. Colesville, New York, is a township located in Broome County, in the south central part of...
Colonization - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Colonization From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Jensen, Richard L. [This entry is an overview of Latter-day Saint colonization in the Great Basin. Articles on City Planning...
Colorado, Pioneer Settlements in - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Colorado, Pioneer Settlements in From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Jensen, Richard L. The first Latter-day Saints in Colorado were predominantly from t...
Columbus, Christopher - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Columbus, Christopher From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hanson, Louise G. Latter-day Saints generally regard Columbus as having fulfilled a prophecy contained ear...
Holy Ghost - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Holy Ghost From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: McConkie, Joseph Fielding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that the Holy Ghost is a spirit man, a spirit ...
Commandments - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Commandments From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Coons, Dix S. Latter-day Saints believe that commandments are divine directives for righteous living; bring happiness and sp...
Common Consent - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Common Consent From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Quinn, Robert E. Common consent is a fundamental principle of decision making at all levels in The Church of Jesus Chris...
Communion - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Communion From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Pixton, Paul B. Communion refers to partaking of the Lord's Supper. The more common term among members of The Church of Jesus Chri...
Community - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Community From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Jackson, Richard H. For Latter-day Saints, community is an essential and eternal part of life in this world and in the world to co...
Compassionate Service - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Compassionate Service From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Young, Hulda P. The term "compassionate service" is used in the Church to refer to love-inspired assistanc...
Comprehensive History of the Church - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Comprehensive History of the Church From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Alder, Douglas D. Intended as a centennial history of the LDS Church (1830-193...
Computer Systems - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Computer Systems From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: John, Darwin A. For many years The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints used mechanical punched-card systems ...
Condescension of God - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Condescension of God From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Merrill, Byron R. The Book of Mormon prophet Nephi 1 (c. 600 B.C.) was asked by an angel, "Knowest thou the ...
Conference Reports - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Conference Reports From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Tate, Charles D. Since 1899, the Church has published official reports of its annual (April) and semiannual (Oct...
Conferences - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Conferences From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [This entry is composed of three articles: Conferences Conferences: General Conference Conferences: Stake Conference The first articl...
Confession of Sins - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Confession of Sins From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Choi, Dong Sull Confession of sins is a necessary beginning step in the process of repenting and gaining forgive...
Confidential Records - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Confidential Records From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Turley, Richard E., Jr. Latter-day Saints have developed a long tradition of keeping detailed records about ...
Confirmation - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Confirmation From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Craven, Rulon G. Confirmation in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a sacred ordinance essential for salvati...
Conscientious Objection - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Conscientious Objection From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Tate, Charles D., Jr. While any member of the Church is free to object to military combat service beca...
Consecration - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Consecration From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication. [The following two articles deal with the LDS concept of consecration. Consecration: Law of Consecrationoffers an overview of the o...
Constitution of the United States of America - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Constitution of the United States of America From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hancock, Ralph C. While LDS scripture reinforces the traditi...
Constitutional Law - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Constitutional Law From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Lee, Rex E. As a people, the Latter-day Saints are committed to sustaining constitutional government as the best...
Contention - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Contention From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Hokanson, Celia Ranging from hostile words spoken at home to international conflicts, contention is so prevalent in the world th...
Contributor - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Contributor From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Kelly, Petrea Gillespie Edited and published independently by Junius F. wells, the founder of the Young Men's Mutual Improveme...
Conversion - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Conversion From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Smith, Kay H. From its beginnings to the present day, the Church has had a strong missionary orientation. It teaches that conver...
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...
Correlation of the Church Administration - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Correlation of the Church Administration From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: May, Frank O., Jr. Correlation is the process of identifying the rol...
Council Bluffs (Kanesville), Iowa - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Council Bluffs (Kanesville), Iowa From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Bennett, Richard E. Between 1846 and 1852, Council Bluffs, then known as Kanesvill...
Council in Heaven - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Council in Heaven From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Lund, John L. The Council in Heaven, sometimes called the Grand Council, refers to a meeting of God the Father wit...
Council of Fifty - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Council of Fifty From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Godfrey, Kenneth W. The Council of Fifty, a council formed in Nauvoo in 1844, provided a pattern of political govern...
Council of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Council of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search Author: Warner, W. Keith Each week the two presiding quorums of T...
Courts, Ecclesiastical, Nineteenth-Century - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Courts, Ecclesiastical, Nineteenth-Century From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Backman, James H. In the nineteenth century, the LDS court syste...
Covenant Israel, Latter-Day - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Covenant Israel, Latter-Day From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Mayfield, James B. God established a covenant with Abraham, reaffirming it with Isaac and Jaco...
Covenants - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Covenants From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Van Beek, Wouter The word "covenant" in the Bible is a translation of the Hebrew berith and of the Greek diatheke. The Book of Mor...
Covenants in Biblical Times - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Covenants in Biblical Times From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Tate, George S. The idea of making and keeping covenants is essential to Latter-day Saints, wh...
Cowdery, Oliver - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Cowdery, Oliver From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Anderson, Richard Lloyd Oliver Cowdery (1806-1850) was next in authority to Joseph Smith in 1830 (D&C 21:10-12), and w...
Creation, Creation Accounts - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Creation, Creation Accounts From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Nielsen, F. KentAuthor: Ricks, Stephen D. Latter-day Saints have, in addition to the biblical ...
Creeds - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Creeds From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Gillum, Gary P. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has no creed, as that term is understood in traditional theology. Truth ...
Cremation - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Cremation From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Olsen, Bruce L. Since the organization of the Church in 1830, Latter-day Saints have been encouraged by their leaders to avoid cre...
Cross - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Cross From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Keller, Roger R. The cross, a traditional symbol of Christianity, is displayed extensively in Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protesta...
Cult - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Cult From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Young, Lawrence A. The word "cult" has usages that range from neutral to pejorative. It derives from the Latin cultus, meaning "care" or "ad...
Cumorah - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Cumorah From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Palmer, David A. Cumorah in the Book of Mormon refers to a hill and surrounding area where the final battle between the Nephites and L...
Cumorah Pageant - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Cumorah Pageant From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Argetsinger, Gerald S. America's Witness for Christ has been presented at the hill Cumorah in upstate New York nearly ...
Curriculum - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Curriculum From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Lynn, Wayne B. The Church provides a standard set of curricular materials to all of its units throughout the world. Some matters...
Cursings - The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Cursings From The Encyclopedia of Mormonism Jump to: navigation, search See this page in the original 1992 publication.Author: Howard, Sherwin W. Cursings are the opposite of blessings and may be expressed as (1) the use of vulgar or profane language by peopl...

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