The American Religion: The Mormon Centenary and Utah

Heber Jedediah Grant, seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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In the State of Utah the rock of ages has assumed strange forms. Geologically, as observed in such scenic reservations as Bryce Canyon National Park, The Cedar Breaks, Zion National Park (see map p. 27), the rock has been sculptured by erosion, forming unearthly peaks and terraces, ornate gorges, petrified and ghostly cities. Utah's religious rock of ages—its dominant church—is equally exotic. It is, as everyone knows, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or, more familiarly, the Mormon Church. Fully half of Utah's half-million souls are Mormons. The...

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