Latter-day Saints Movement
From Kook Science
The Latter-day Saints Movement is a Restorationist tendency within Christendom based on the prophetic testimonies of Joseph Smith (1805-44). It is also commonly referred to as Mormonism after The Book of Mormon, a key scriptural text of the movement, declared to be a seer stone translation from a language called Reformed Egyptian of the apparent histories of four tribes of Hebrew migrants who settled in the Americas as inscribed on golden plates uncovered by Joseph Smith at the direction of the Angel Moroni in 1823.
The most prominent denomination of the Latter-day Saints is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded at Fayette, New York in 1830, and currently headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.