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LDS churches pl

  1. plural of LDS church
    • 1912: American Missionary Association, Congregational Home Missionary Society, and Making of America Project, The American Missionary, volume 66, page 117 (American Missionary Association)
      “If you were West, I think you would be interested in visiting the LDS churches. The communion is celebrated every Sunday, the deacons, who are young boys of perhaps thirteen or fourteen, passing the sacrament. Water is used instead of wine. […]”
    • 1954: Robert N. Rapoport, Changing Navaho Religious Values: A Study of Christian Missions to the Rimrock Navahos, page 39 (The Museum)
      The general wave of public concern over the plight of the Indians was taken to be a problem in which the L.D.S. churches ought to carry a major burden of responsibility, partly because of their geographic position and more especially because of their religious values.
    • 1989: Robert Wuthnow, The Struggle for America’s Soul: Evangelicals, Liberals, and Secularism, page 111 (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.; →ISBN, 978-0802804693)
      In 1952, the Catholic churches, Latter-Day Saints (LDS) churches, and Jewish synagogues reported only adherent data (which included prescribed persons and persons of all ages); in 1981, the Catholic and LDS churches again provided only adherent data.
    • 2002: Jeffrey Kaplan and Heléne Lööw, The Cultic Milieu: Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization, page 82 (Rowman AltaMira; →ISBN, 978-0759102040)
      Eventually some were excommunicated, and others withdrew from the church voluntarily, thereupon starting their own separate LDS churches, many of which embraced both polygamy and communal living.
    • 2004: Thomas F. King, Cultural Resource Laws and Practice, page 121–122 (Rowman AltaMira; →ISBN, 978-0759104747)
      If we were nominating the Sacred Wood to the National Register and said “The Sacred Wood is significant because it was here that God told Joseph Smith where to find the golden tablets that contained God’s revealed word about the Levites, Nephites, and Jesus Christ in the New World,” the Register would do very well to look at our nomination askance, because we’d be asking the U.S. government to validate the doctrine of the LDS churches. If instead we said that “The Sacred Wood is significant because in the traditions of the LDS churches it was here that God told Joseph Smith where to find the tablets containing the Book of Mormon, which led to the creation of the LDS churches, which are of great cultural importance to those who subscribe to their beliefs,” the Register could be much more comfortable about accepting our nomination.
    • 2008: Mac Nelson, Twenty West: The Great Road Across America, page 38 (SUNY Press; →ISBN, 978-0791474693)
      There are today two major LDS churches. The smaller “Reorganized” Church claims to have inherited the truth in a direct line from Joseph Smith.