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The religion practiced by Mormons. Founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. in the 1820s as a form of Christian primitivism, Mormonism is the predominant religious tradition of the Latter Day Saints.

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Religion; Mormonism

Generally the smallest organized congregation of Latter-day Saints.

elders quorum

Religion; Mormonism

A group consisting of men holding the office of elder in the Melchizedek Priesthood.

stake center

Religion; Mormonism

A meetinghouse of the Church in which the administrative offices of stake leaders are also located.


Religion; Mormonism

A geographical-ecclesiastical unit of the Church, composed of several wards and sometimes branches.

spirit world

Religion; Mormonism

The place where the spirits of the dead await resurrection and judgment; it consists of paradise, prison, and hell.

spirit prison

Religion; Mormonism

The place where the spirits of the dead, particularly the untaught and nonrighteous, await resurrection and judgment.


Religion; Mormonism

The united spirit and body. All living things on earth are souls, meaning they consist of a spirit body and a physical body.

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