Moore, Richard G.
LDS Misconceptions about the Community of Christ
Mormon Historical Studies
Salt Lake City, UT
Mormon Historic Sites Foundation
The relationship between the LDS Church and the RLDS Church was adversarial from the start, each group determined to prove the other wrong. For years, leaders and members of both religions said and published harsh things about the other. Hard feelings were evident and misunderstandings were common. In recent years, a spirit of open communication and cooperation has developed between the two denominations. Thankfully, the feelings of animosity between church leaders have largely dissipated. However, among many LDS Church members there still exists much misunderstanding and misinformation about the origin, history, doctrine, and current status of Community of Christ.
When members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
visit Community of Christ historic sites or on the infrequent occasion when the topic of the RLDS Church comes up in conversation, many of their
statements and questions reveal that most LDS Church members are still
unfamiliar with much of Community of Christ's history and doctrine. The
following discussion hopes to bring clarity to ten common misconceptions
that many LDS Church members have about Community of Christ.
'True Son of a True Father' : Joseph Smith III and the Succession Question
A 'Goodly Heritage' in a Time of Transformation : History and Identity in the Community of Christ
A Demographic Portrait of the Mormons, 1830-1980
After 150 Years : The Latter-day Saints in Sesquicentennial Perspective
Dream and Nightmare : Nauvoo Revisited
Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
How Large Was the Population of Nauvoo?
Is Joseph Smith Relevant to the Community of Christ?
Joseph Smith III : Pragmatic Prophet
Joseph Smith III and The Restoration
Life of Joseph the Prophet
Mormon Enigma : Emma Hale Smith
Mormons and Early Iowa History (1838-1858) : Eight Distinct Connections
Sidney Rigdon : A Portrait of Religious Excess
The Church Through the Years Volume 1 : RLDS Beginnings, to 1860
The Church Through the Years, Vol II : The Reorganization Comes of Age, 1860-1992
The History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The Journey of a People : The Era of the Reorganization, 1844 to 1946
The LDS Church and Community of Christ : Clearer Differences, Closer Friends
The Lion and the Lady : Brigham Young and Emma Smith
The Mormon Succession Crisis of 1844
The Restoration Movement : Essays in Mormon History