Religion: Lion of the Lord

In referring to Brigham Young as " the founder of Mormonism," (TIME, July 2) was in error. Mormonism—the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints—was founded by Joseph Smith, whose parents and grandparents were seers and diviners, at Manchester, N. Y., in 1830. Instructed, he said, by revelation, Smith supposedly dug up a " supplement to the New Testament" written on thin gold plates, and known as The Book of Mormon. On the strength of this "revelation," which declared him to be "God's prophet, entitled to all...

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