Mormonism is a relatively new religion in the world, having been founded by Joseph Smith in the middle of the 19th century in America. The official name of the religion is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (or LDS for short). Mormonism today is known for their family-centered churches, their missionary efforts around the world, and for their elaborate temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The religion has also experienced controversies, such as issues concerning race and marriage.

Some of the questions people want to know about Mormonism include: Who was Joseph Smith? What was he like? What did he teach? What happens at Mormon taberbacles and why is there apparent secrecy about it? And how is Mormonism the same as, and different from, orthodox Christianity? What do Mormons believe about God, the universe, people, the spiritual realm, and the afterlife? What are their values, traditions, and ethics? Who are their teachers, leaders, and followers?

The table of contents below will direct you to various topics on the Mormon religion. (Note: Category headings go to the home page for that subject.)

Mormon beliefs, practices, history, and more

Most Popular Mormonism Pages

Mormon beliefs

Mormonism fast facts

Mormonism compared to Orthodox Christianity

Mormonism Basics

Mormon Beliefs

Glossary of Mormon words and terms

Timeline of Mormonism


13 Articles of Faith

Death and Afterlife

Godhead Not Trinity

God the Heavenly Father


Jesus Christ in Mormonism

The Holy Spirit in Mormonism

Human Nature & Purpose of Life

Salvation in Mormonism

Mormons believe Christ visited the Americas after his resurrection and preached to the natives.

Mormon Practices

Mormon History

Chapel Services

Baptism for the Dead

Health Code


Temple Garment

Temple Ordinances

Joseph Smith and Mormon Origins

Succession Crisis
of 1844

Mormon War

Mormonism Today

Mormon Texts

Mormon Holidays

Learn about The Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants and The Pearl of Great Price.

Read about the Mormon observance of Easter and Christmas as well as Pioneer Day.

Mormon Organization & Leadership

Mormonism Bibliography

Read about the local and worldwide structure of the Mormon church as well as individual leadership roles.

Discover books on Mormons.

Mormon Denominations

Mormonism Store

There have been many branches off historic Mormonism. Learn more about them here.

More books on Mormon topics.