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Mormonism

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Definition the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • The Mormon church keeps especially good genealogy (family ancestry) records because adherents believe they can intercede with God on their ancestors' behalf.
  • I had first heard her name when I was twelve, which is the year that, in Mormonism, you cease to be a child and become a woman.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormonism = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • The chapter on Mormonism was my favorite.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormonism = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • One of the movements I chose was nineteenth-century Mormonism.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormonism = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • On the other hand, secular histories tended to overlook spiritual movements like Mormonism altogether.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormonism = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • Instead, it treated the Mormon ideology as a chapter in the larger human story.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormon = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • Wars, migrations, natural disasters—these were mere preludes to the Mormon story.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormon = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • My dissertation gave a different shape to history, one that was neither Mormon nor anti-Mormon, neither spiritual nor profane.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormon = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • My dissertation gave a different shape to history, one that was neither Mormon nor anti-Mormon, neither spiritual nor profane.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormon = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • In my account, history did not set Mormons apart from the rest of the human family; it bound them to it.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormons = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • In Mormonism, the priesthood is God's power to act on earth—to advise, to counsel, to heal the sick, and to cast out demons.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormonism = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • You can do something no one has done: you can examine Mormonism not just as a religious movement, but as an intellectual one.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormonism = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • While reading for my master's thesis, I'd been surprised to discover echoes of Mormon theology in the great philosophers of the nineteenth century.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormon = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • Like Tyler's wife, Stefanie, Kami was an outsider: she was a Mormon, but she was what Dad would have called "mainstream."
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormon = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • She heard Mormon missionaries preaching in the streets of Norway.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormon = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • She sang him a Mormon hymn called '0 My Father.'
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormon = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • The journey was long and harsh, and by the time they made it to Idaho, to a Mormon settlement called Worm Creek, Anna's mother was sick, dying.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormon = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • She told her father, but he'd heard stories about the Mormons and wouldn't allow her to be baptized.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormons = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • Like me, and almost everyone at BYU, Mark was Mormon.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Mormon = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • I didn't tell her that I'd learned to read and write by reading only the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and speeches by Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
Mormon = the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy

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