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Smith, Joseph (1805–1844)

  1. Gayle Ann Spiers Lasater

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1272

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Lasater, G. A. S. 2011. Smith, Joseph (1805–1844). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Joseph Smith Jr. was the first “prophet, seer, and revelator” of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church. Founded as a separatist new religious movement in 19th century North America, Smith's church is now considered a mainstream Christian faith, with nearly 13 million members worldwide.


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