Where Evangelicals Came From

NY Review

I start each day determined to blog very little – I end each day blogging like crazy. Mainly, because articles like this keep crowding into my inbox.

You can read this article for yourself, and I hope you do. But I will say a few words about how it relates to the religion of my family – Mormonism.

Mormonism was part of Evangelicalism, because it was a product (along with Christian Science) of the Second Great Awakening. No one argues with this.

But Mormons themselves have not been aware of this – because they concentrated their attention, on their founder Joseph Smith. Whose writings and teachings became more and more bizarre as he aged – and resulted in his death, at an early age – at the hands of an angry mob.

To this day, they concentrate on him – and little else.

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