REL-1020 Study Guide - Final Guide: Christian Right, Christian Mortalism, Great Disappointment

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World Religions in America The Latter-day Saint Religion in America and the World Danny Jorgensen
A New American Religion
o Organized in April of 1830 in New York by Joseph Smith
o Redefined Christianity in distinctively American ways
o United States is the location for the second coming of Jesus Christ
o Re-created American social institutions in their own characteristic ways
o Largest, most successful new faith to emerge entirely from the culture and society fashioned by
European immigrants in North America
The American Saints of Today
o Significant religious minority
o Hold many public offices
o Historic sites and temples are found all across America
Marriage and Family Life
o Daily life and religion are intertwined
o Tremendous religious commitment
o Adherence to gender roles
o Centered around family
The Latter-Day Saints’ Religion
o More religious
o Joseph Smith and successors are considered modern-day prophets
o Scripture
King James Version
Pearl of Great Price
Book of Mormon Joseph Smith’s prophetic translation of the ancient record of the
Americas
Doctrine and Covenants prophecies of Joseph Smith and successors
o Beliefs about God
Biblical God is believed to be a material being
Jesus Christ is a corporeal person of flesh and bones
Holy spirit is a personage of spirit
Eternal Father God organizes the cosmos
Based on spiritual progress, humans can achieve different levels
o LDS temples
Place of special rituals
Not used for ordinary worship
o Priesthood and Administration
Hierarchical priesthood
Responsible for building God’s kingdom on earth
A World Religion
o Prophetic mission to take the gospel to every nation
o Missionaries spread the word
o Immense size of the missionary force is responsible for the rapid growth of the LDS worldwide
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World Religions in America Apocalyptic Communities Dell deChant
Seventh-day Adventist
William Miller
o Apocalyptic prophecies
o Serious student of the Bible lacked formal seminary education
o Predicted the return of Jesus Christ (in 1844)
o Gained many followers
Great Disappointment
o Predicted event never came to fruition
o Some abandoned the belief, but the followers who remained became 7th-day Adventists
Ellen G. White
o Visions in which Adventists ascended into heaven
o The prophetic event schedule for 1844 was when Jesus returned to the inner sanctuary to cleanse
the earth for his earthly tasks the exact earthly date is unknown
o Saturday is the Sabbath day
Adventist Teachings
o Protestants evangelical conservatives
o Believe in the Trinity
o Accept Jesus Christ as their savior
o Reject the authority of the Pope
o Death is soul sleep and when Jesus comes back the dead will awake and be judged
o Committed to religious freedom and the separation of church and state
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society
o Trace roots to apocalyptic prophecies of William Miller
o Struggle, criminal and civil trials, public vilification, and condemnation by other religions
o Claiming six dates when the end of the world would occur
Charles Taze Russell
o Attracted to Adventist leader Jonas Wendall
o Developed unique doctrines that would characterize Jehovah’s Witnesses
o Accepted an explanation that Jesus had returned, just in an invisible form
o Zion’s Watchtower and Herald of Christ’s Presence
Periodical including Russell’s teachings and prophecies
J.F. Rutherford
o Declared Jehovah’s Witnesses
o Elected judge of the witnesses
o Charged with sedition and imprisoned
Urged young men to avoid going off to war
o Began resistance to government laws and regulations
No political activity
Refusal to salute the flag
Opposed to government action that compromises their faith
Jehovah’s Witnesses Teachings
o Don’t consider themselves Protestants – more critical of Protestants than Catholics
o Mission is to warn the world of an impending apocalypse
o Accept the Bible as the Word of God
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