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Making Mormon history

An influential religion struggles with how to tell the story of its past

By Mark Oppenheimer
December 9, 2007

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Since its founding in 1830 by Joseph Smith, a young self-proclaimed prophet from upstate New York, the Mormon church has become one of the most influential religious groups in the United States. Officially known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), it claims nearly 7 million adherents nationwide, and even the lowest outside estimates - about 3 ... (Full article: 2366 words)

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