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The truth about Mormonism

Author: James H Snowden
Publisher: Philadelphia : Westminster Press, 1926.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H Snowden
OCLC Number: 9998596
Description: xix, 369 pages, [3] plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: I. The roots of Mormonism --
1. The religious nature of man --
2. Human credulity --
3. Self-deception --
4. Self-interest --
5. Local social and religious conditions --
II. Joseph Smith: ancestry, boyhood and youth --
1. Ancestry --
2. Birth and boyhood --
3. A money-digger and peek-stone expert --
4. General character of the Smith family --
III. The golden Bible: its origin --
1. The visions --
2. Discovery of the golden plates --
3. Translating the plates --
4. The printing and editions of the book --
5. The witnesses of the plates --
6. Joseph Smith as an "Egyptian" translator --
7. Who wrote the book of Mormon? --
IV. The book of Mormon: contents of the book --
1. Names in the book --
2. General contents and sources of the book --
3. Marks of invention in the book --
4. Origin of the ideas of the book --
V. The founding and organization of the Mormon church --
1. The founding of the church --
2. The organization of the church --
VI. The doctrines of the Mormon church --
1. The Mormon doctrine of God --
2. The Mormon doctrine of Christ and the Holy Spirit --
3. The Mormon doctrine of man --
4. The Mormon doctrine of sin --
5. The Mormon doctrine of atonement and blood atonement --
6. Church organization --
7. The priesthood --
8. Ordinances --
9. Miracles --
10. The Bible and Mormon revelations --
11. Liberty of worship --
12. Relation to civil government --
13. Morality and virtue --
14. Polygamy and marriage --
VII. Settlement in Ohio --
1. The church at Kirtland --
2. Business ventures and failures --
3. Immoralities, dissensions and flight --
4. Entrance of Brigham Young, master mind of Mormonism --
VIII. Removal to Missouri --
1. In Jackson county --
2. Further troubles in and expulsion from Missouri --
IX. Settlement in Illinois --
1. A Mormon town rises on the river --
2. Smith enters national politics --
3. The tragedy at Nauvoo --
4. Character of Joseph Smith --
5. Last days at Nauvoo --
X. Beginnings of Mormon polygamy --
1. Early Mormon teaching --
2. Later official teaching --
XI. The reorganized church of Latter-day saints --
1. Early divisions among the Mormons --
2. The doctrines and growth of the reorganized church --
XII. The flight to the mountains --
1. Across the plains of Iowa --
2. From Iowa to the great Salt Lake --
3. The disastrous hand-cart expedition --
XIII. Mormon missions --
1. Early Mormon missions --
2. Mormon missions abroad --
3. Later Mormon missions --
XIV. The city by the Great Salt Lake --
1. The valley and the lake --
2. The founding and building of the city --
3. Salt Lake city today --
XV. Early history in Utah --
1. Political organization --
2. First clash with the federal government --
3. The Mormon war --
XVI. Mormonism and murder --
1. The doctrine of blood atonement --
2. The practice of the doctrine --
3. The mountain meadows massacre --
4. Explanation of this doctrine and spirit --
XVII. Mormonism during the Civil war --
1. Mormonism treasonable utterances --
2. Federal action --
XVIII. Brigham Young, monarch of Mormonism --
1. Gentile irruption and business monopoly --
2. Revolt lifts its head --
3. The prophet at the height of his power --
4. The wives of the prophet --
5. The death of the prophet --
XIX. The surrender of polygamy --
1. The Mormon system of polygamy --
2. The course of the legislation against polygamy --
3. The Mormon manifesto of 1890 --
4. Was the manifesto kept? --
XX. The fight for statehood --
1. Early dreams of empire --
2. Steps to statehood --
3. Utah as a state --
XXI. Mormonism today --
1. Mormonism growing and aggressive --
2. Has the Mormon practice of polygamy ceased? --
3. The testimony of resident Protestant ministers --
4. Concluding considerations --
A. Mormonism is an errant form of Christianity --
B. The "menace" of Mormonism is abated --
C. Mormonism has inner checks and self-limitations --
D. How to meet and deal with it.
Responsibility: by James H. Snowden.

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