What do Mormons believe? How different are their beliefs from those of the mainstream of Christianity? This introductory article summarizes the teachings of the LDS Church from its official publications.
by John L. Brooke — This book examines the evidence that the esoteric philosophical lore of "hermeticism" was a major influence on Joseph Smith's religious ideas. The author teaches history at Tufts University.
The LDS Church teaches that human beings have the potential to become gods with the same nature and powers as God. The articles here examine this Mormon doctrine, known as exaltation or eternal progression.