Historical Dictionary of Mormonism, 3rd Edition

  • Davis Bitton
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  • ISBN-10: 0810862514
  • ISBN-13: 9780810862517
  • DDC: 289.303
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 319 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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About

Overview

Mormonism is the unofficial name for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which originated in the early 1800s. Mormonism refers to the doctrines taught by Joseph Smith, doctrines that are believed to be original gospel preached by Jesus Christ. The Mormons oppose abortion, homosexuality, unmarried sexual acts, pornography, gambling, tobacco, consuming alcohol, tea, coffee, and the use of drugs. Despite its relatively young age, the Mormon Church continues to grow, and today it contains about 13 million members.

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mormonism expands on the second edition with a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on crucial persons, organizations, churches, beliefs, and events. Clearing up many of the misconceptions held about Mormonism and its members, this is an essential reference.

About the Authors:
Davis Bitton (deceased) was Professor Emeritus of History, University of Utah.

Thomas G. Alexander is Professor Emeritus of Western American History at Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Preface to the Third Edition.
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Aaronic Priesthood.
2: Abel, Elijah (1810–1884).
3: Abortion.
4: Activity.
5: Adoption.
6: Africa.
7: African Americans.
8: Amado, Carlos H. (1944– ).
9: Andersen, Neil L. (1951– ).
10: Anderson, Richard Lloyd (1926– ).
11: Anthon Transcript.
12: Anti-Mormonism.
13: Apocrypha.
14: Apostasy.
15: Apostate.
16: Area.
17: Area Authority Seventies.
18: Arrington, Leonard J. (1917–1999).
19: Art.
20: Articles of Faith.
21: Asia.
22: Assistants to the Twelve.
23: Association for Mormon Letters (AML).
24: Auditors.
25: Auxiliaries.
26: Babbitt, Almon Whiting (1813–1856).
27: Ballantyne, Richard (1817–1898).
28: Ballard, M. Russell (1928– ).
29: Baptism.
30: Baptism for the Dead.
31: Bateman, Merrill J. (1936– ).
32: Baxter, David S. (1955– ).
33: Beck, Julie B. (1954– ).
34: Bednar, David A. (1952– ).
35: Bennion, Lowell L. (1908–1996).
36: Benson, Ezra Taft (1899–1994).
37: Bernhisel, John Milton (Martin) (1799–1881).
38: Bible.
39: Bickertonites.
40: Birth Control.
41: Bishop.
42: Blacks.
43: Blessing of Infants.
44: Bonneville International Corporation.
45: Book of Commandments.
46: Book of Mormon.
47: Book of Remembrance.
48: Boy Scouts.
49: Branch.
50: Brannan, Samuel (1819–1889).
51: Brigham Young University (BYU).
52: Brigham Young University–Hawaii (BYU–Hawaii).
53: Brigham Young University–Idaho (BYU–Idaho).
54: Brigham Young University Studies.
55: Brooks, Juanita (1898–1989).
56: Brother and Sister.
57: Brown, Hugh B. (1883–1975).
58: Brown, S. Kent (1940– ).
59: Burton, H. David (1938– ).
60: Bybee, Ariel (1943– ).
61: Calling.
62: Cannon, Elaine A. (1922–2003).
63: Cannon, Frank Jenne (1859–1933).
64: Cannon, George Q. (1827–1901).
65: Cannon, Martha Hughes (1857–1932).
66: Cannon, Sylvester Q. (1877–1943).
67: Card, Orson Scott (1951– ).
68: Carmack, John K. (1931– ).
69: Catholicism.
70: Celibacy.
71: Central America and Mexico.
72: Centro Escolar Benemerito de Las Americas.
73: Chaplains.
74: Chastity.
75: "Choose the Right".
76: Christensen, Clayton M. (1952– ).
77: Christensen, Joe J. (1929– ).
78: Christianity.
79: Christofferson, D. Todd (1945– ).
80: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, The.
81: Clark, J(oshua) Reuben (1871–1961).
82: Clark, Kim B. (1949– ).
83: Clayton, William (1814–1879).
84: Clergy.
85: Colonization.
86: Commandments.
87: Community of Christ.
88: Community Service.
89: Conference Center.
90: Conferences, General.
91: Conferences, Stake.
92: Confirmation.
93: Constitution of the United States.
94: Cook, Quentin L. (1940– ).
95: Correlation.
96: Costa, Claudio Roberto Mendes (1949– ).
97: Counselor.
98: Covey, Stephen R. (1932– ).
99: Cowdery, Oliver (1806–1850).
100: Cowley, Matthew (1897–1953).
101: Creation.
102: Cross.
103: Cult.
104: Dahlquist, Charles W., II (1947– ).
105: Dance.
106: Danites.
107: Deacon.
108: Dead Sea Scrolls.
109: Deseret.
110: Deseret Alphabet.
111: Deseret Book Company.
112: Deseret Industries.
113: Deseret Morning News.
114: Deseret Trust Company.
115: Dew, Sheri L. (1953– ).
116: Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.
117: Didier, Charles (1935– ).
118: Dispensation.
119: Dissent.
120: Distribution Centers.
121: Divorce.
122: Doctrine and Covenants.
123: Drugs.
124: Eccles, Marriner Stoddard (1890–1977).
125: Ecumenical Movement.
126: Education.
127: Education Week.
128: Elder.
129: Emeritus.
130: Employment Resource Centers.
131: England, G. Eugene, Jr. (1933–2001).
132: Ensign.
133: Especially for Youth.
134: Europe.
135: Evans, Richard Louis (1906–1971).
136: Excommunication.
137: Exodus.
138: Eyring, Henry (1901–1981).
139: Eyring, Henry B. (1933– ).
140: Family.
141: Family and Church History Department.
142: Family Home Evening.
143: Familysearch.
144: Farnsworth, Philo (1906–1971).
145: Fasting.
146: Fast Offering.
147: Faust, James E. (1920–2007).
148: Feminism.
149: Fifty, Council of.
150: Fireside Service.
151: First Presidency.
152: First Principles.
153: First Vision.
154: Folklore.
155: Forms of Address.
156: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS).
157: Friend, The.
158: Fundamentalists.
159: Garments.
160: Gates, Susa Young (1856–1933).
161: Gathering.
162: Genealogy.
163: General Authorities.
164: General Handbook of Instructions.
165: Genesis Group.
166: Gentile.
167: Godhead.
168: Gospel.
169: Graceland University.
170: Grant, Heber J. (1856–1945).
171: Hales, Robert D. (1932– ).
172: Handcart Pioneers.
173: Hanks, Marion Duff (1921– ).
174: Harris, Franklin Stewart (1884–1960).
175: Harris, Martin (1783–1875).
176: High Council.
177: High Priest.
178: Hillam, Harold G. (1934– ).
179: Hill Cumorah.
180: Hinckley, Gordon Bitner (1910–2008).
181: Historical Department of the Church.
182: Historic Sites.
183: History of the Church.
184: Holland, Jeffrey R. (1940– ).
185: Home Teaching.
186: Homosexuality.
187: Humanitarian Aid.
188: Hunter, Howard William (1907–1995).
189: Huntsman, Jon (1937– ).
190: Hyde, Orson (1805–1878).
Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Preface to the Third Edition.
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Aaronic Priesthood.
2: Abel, Elijah (1810–1884).
3: Abortion.
4: Activity.
5: Adoption.
6: Africa.
7: African Americans.
8: Amado, Carlos H. (1944– ).
9: Andersen, Neil L. (1951– ).
10: Anderson, Richard Lloyd (1926– ).
11: Anthon Transcript.
12: Anti-Mormonism.
13: Apocrypha.
14: Apostasy.
15: Apostate.
16: Area.
17: Area Authority Seventies.
18: Arrington, Leonard J. (1917–1999).
19: Art.
20: Articles of Faith.
21: Asia.
22: Assistants to the Twelve.
23: Association for Mormon Letters (AML).
24: Auditors.
25: Auxiliaries.
26: Babbitt, Almon Whiting (1813–1856).
27: Ballantyne, Richard (1817–1898).
28: Ballard, M. Russell (1928– ).
29: Baptism.
30: Baptism for the Dead.
31: Bateman, Merrill J. (1936– ).
32: Baxter, David S. (1955– ).
33: Beck, Julie B. (1954– ).
34: Bednar, David A. (1952– ).
35: Bennion, Lowell L. (1908–1996).
36: Benson, Ezra Taft (1899–1994).
37: Bernhisel, John Milton (Martin) (1799–1881).
38: Bible.
39: Bickertonites.
40: Birth Control.
41: Bishop.
42: Blacks.
43: Blessing of Infants.
44: Bonneville International Corporation.
45: Book of Commandments.
46: Book of Mormon.
47: Book of Remembrance.
48: Boy Scouts.
49: Branch.
50: Brannan, Samuel (1819–1889).
51: Brigham Young University (BYU).
52: Brigham Young University–Hawaii (BYU–Hawaii).
53: Brigham Young University–Idaho (BYU–Idaho).
54: Brigham Young University Studies.
55: Brooks, Juanita (1898–1989).
56: Brother and Sister.
57: Brown, Hugh B. (1883–1975).
58: Brown, S. Kent (1940– ).
59: Burton, H. David (1938– ).
60: Bybee, Ariel (1943– ).
61: Calling.
62: Cannon, Elaine A. (1922–2003).
63: Cannon, Frank Jenne (1859–1933).
64: Cannon, George Q. (1827–1901).
65: Cannon, Martha Hughes (1857–1932).
66: Cannon, Sylvester Q. (1877–1943).
67: Card, Orson Scott (1951– ).
68: Carmack, John K. (1931– ).
69: Catholicism.
70: Celibacy.
71: Central America and Mexico.
72: Centro Escolar Benemerito de Las Americas.
73: Chaplains.
74: Chastity.
75: "Choose the Right".
76: Christensen, Clayton M. (1952– ).
77: Christensen, Joe J. (1929– ).
78: Christianity.
79: Christofferson, D. Todd (1945– ).
80: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, The.
81: Clark, J(oshua) Reuben (1871–1961).
82: Clark, Kim B. (1949– ).
83: Clayton, William (1814–1879).
84: Clergy.
85: Colonization.
86: Commandments.
87: Community of Christ.
88: Community Service.
89: Conference Center.
90: Conferences, General.
91: Conferences, Stake.
92: Confirmation.
93: Constitution of the United States.
94: Cook, Quentin L. (1940– ).
95: Correlation.
96: Costa, Claudio Roberto Mendes (1949– ).
97: Counselor.
98: Covey, Stephen R. (1932– ).
99: Cowdery, Oliver (1806–1850).
100: Cowley, Matthew (1897–1953).
101: Creation.
102: Cross.
103: Cult.
104: Dahlquist, Charles W., II (1947– ).
105: Dance.
106: Danites.
107: Deacon.
108: Dead Sea Scrolls.
109: Deseret.
110: Deseret Alphabet.
111: Deseret Book Company.
112: Deseret Industries.
113: Deseret Morning News.
114: Deseret Trust Company.
115: Dew, Sheri L. (1953– ).
116: Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.
117: Didier, Charles (1935– ).
118: Dispensation.
119: Dissent.
120: Distribution Centers.
121: Divorce.
122: Doctrine and Covenants.
123: Drugs.
124: Eccles, Marriner Stoddard (1890–1977).
125: Ecumenical Movement.
126: Education.
127: Education Week.
128: Elder.
129: Emeritus.
130: Employment Resource Centers.
131: England, G. Eugene, Jr. (1933–2001).
132: Ensign.
133: Especially for Youth.
134: Europe.
135: Evans, Richard Louis (1906–1971).
136: Excommunication.
137: Exodus.
138: Eyring, Henry (1901–1981).
139: Eyring, Henry B. (1933– ).
140: Family.
141: Family and Church History Department.
142: Family Home Evening.
143: Familysearch.
144: Farnsworth, Philo (1906–1971).
145: Fasting.
146: Fast Offering.
147: Faust, James E. (1920–2007).
148: Feminism.
149: Fifty, Council of.
150: Fireside Service.
151: First Presidency.
152: First Principles.
153: First Vision.
154: Folklore.
155: Forms of Address.
156: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS).
157: Friend, The.
158: Fundamentalists.
159: Garments.
160: Gates, Susa Young (1856–1933).
161: Gathering.
162: Genealogy.
163: General Authorities.
164: General Handbook of Instructions.
165: Genesis Group.
166: Gentile.
167: Godhead.
168: Gospel.
169: Graceland University.
170: Grant, Heber J. (1856–1945).
171: Hales, Robert D. (1932– ).
172: Handcart Pioneers.
173: Hanks, Marion Duff (1921– ).
174: Harris, Franklin Stewart (1884–1960).
175: Harris, Martin (1783–1875).
176: High Council.
177: High Priest.
178: Hillam, Harold G. (1934– ).
179: Hill Cumorah.
180: Hinckley, Gordon Bitner (1910–2008).
181: Historical Department of the Church.
182: Historic Sites.
183: History of the Church.
184: Holland, Jeffrey R. (1940– ).
185: Home Teaching.
186: Homosexuality.
187: Humanitarian Aid.
188: Hunter, Howard William (1907–1995).
189: Huntsman, Jon (1937– ).
190: Hyde, Orson (1805–1878).