Mormonen

of these articles is occupied with groups of Mormonen. One of it is the church Jesu Christi of the holy ones of the last days.

As Mormonen the trailers of the church created of Joseph Smith 1830 , since 1838 the church Jesu Christi of the holy ones that became already earlyLast day called, one designates. The name was given to them, due to their faith in the book Mormon as the further holy writing, outstanding ones.

Nowadays all are called the several dozen of communities and groupings „Mormonen “, those in the course of the time from the original ofJoseph Smith created religious community come out are destined or in their Glaubensbekenntnis to the book Mormon. In addition also polygamistische groups belong in the south and the west of the USA, from which the main church and many different of the groups of fragments dissociate themselves expressly.

Most members of the churchJesu Christi of the holy ones of the last days and the denominations derived from it use the terms rarely „Mormonen “or „Mormonenkirche “. The church Jesu Christi of the holy ones of the last days encourages to use their members the actual names of this church. In their „Style Guide “for the English-languagePress asks it not to write in newspaper articles „Mormons “or „The Mormon Church “. Nevertheless also the term is „Mormonen “still the used, particularly in handling outstanding ones within the church. Also by the web page of the church www.mormonen.de calculation is carried for that. It is an information page of the church Jesu Christi of the holy ones of the last days for non-members.

„The Style Guide for journalist “ the Associated press (AP) recommends on urge of the church in Utah the name „Mormonen “as permissible name for members of the church Jesu Christi of the holy ones of the latterDays, not however for members of groups of fragments or so-called fundamentalists.

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  • Eduard Meyer, origin and history of the Mormonen (resounds: Niemeyer, 1912); published thus as The Origin and History OF the Mormons, tr. H. Rahde and E. Seaich (salt Lake town center: University OFUtah, 1961), iii.

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