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Footnotes

1. Peggy Fletcher Stack, Scott D. Pierce, and David Noyce, “Members ‘offend’ Jesus and please the devil when they use the term ‘Mormon,‘ President Nelson says,” The Salt Lake Tribune, October 7, 2018, https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2018/10/07/members-offend-jesus/.
2. Joseph Smith, quoted in History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2nd ed. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1949), 5:499.
3. Joseph Smith, quoted in History of the Church, 5:517.
4. Joseph Smith, quoted in History of the Church, 3:297.
5. I understand that the University of Utah recently rebranded their Mormon Studies program and chair to Latter-day Saint Studies—a political decision I believe to be ill-conceived and either implicitly affirming the Salt Lake City-based Church as the legitimate expression of Mormonism or limiting the scope of its research to the branch of Mormonism led by Brigham Young and corporately continued by Russell M. Nelson.
6. “So, dear friends, when coming from our own tongues the use of ‘Mormonism’ is anathema and so is ‘Mormon’ as it pertains to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints per se.” Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Maxwell Legacy in the 21st Century,” in BYU Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2018 Annual Report, 14.

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