Saako enää kutsua "mormoniksi"? Tuttuuden ja todellisen identiteetin tasapainoilu

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List of Authors: Kim Östman
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Teologinen Aikakauskirja
Volume number: 124
Issue number: 1
Start page: 2
End page: 17


Is “Mormon” Still Acceptable? Striking a Balance between Familiarity and
Identity — Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
are known more commonly as “Mormons,” their church as “the Mormon
Church,” and their faith system as “Mormonism.” This article discusses
the origins of and hitherto long-term symbiosis between the popular name
and the church’s official name, the former having originated from a
place of familiarity and the latter having been formed to communicate
the believers’ identity. Following what the church president announced
as divine revelation, however, the church has begun distancing itself
from most uses of the popular term “Mormon” in favor of emphasizing its
self-identity as a pure Christian tradition and hopes that outsiders
will also adopt this referential change.


Mormonism, Religious studies, Theology

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