The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emerged in the 19th c. out of a Restoration* rather than a Reformation* ideology. Joseph Smith* organized the Latter-day Saints in Fayette, New York, in 1830, shortly after he produced the Book of Mormon* which, he claimed, he received from the angel Moroni and translated from an ancient record.
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Givens, Terryl. "Latter-day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of." The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. Edited by Daniel Patte. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.