Mormon beliefs about dating
Using survey results, sociologist Armand Mauss shows that Mormons are typical Americans.
Canadian anthropologist Keith Parry, however, contends that Mormons have a distinctive lifestyle and language that set them apart from mainstream America.
O'Dea that the Mormons 'represent the clearest example to be found in our national history of the evolution of a native and indigenously developed ethnic minority "' ( The Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, 1980).
For the next seven years, Kirtland served as the church headquarters, and the Latter-day Saints built their first temple there.
But Smith made it clear that Kirtland was only a temporary home.
When there were more Mormons in Ohio than in New York, Smith received a revelation that the church should move west.
The first group arrived in Kirtland, Ohio, a few miles east of Cleveland, early in 1831.