Community of Christ
The Restoration in British Columbia
This essay focuses on the efforts of both groups to establish congregations in Canada’s far west and explores why the growth of the Latter-day Saint and Reorganized Latter Day Saint churches in British Columbia became…
The RLDS Conference: The Conferring Church by M. Richard Troeh and Marjorie Troeh
In The Conferring Church, Richard and Marjorie Troeh present a detailed description of the RLDS conference process.
Baptism for the Dead: Comparing RLDS and LDS Perspectives
Underwood discusses why two religions who share the same exact upbringing have different opinions about the temple rituals.
An Ambivalent Rejection: Baptism for the Dead and the Reorganized Church Experience
Launius shares how the Reorganized Church has changed their stance on baptisms for the dead.
The Temple in Zion: A Reorganized Perspective on a Latter Day Saint Institution
In prepartion for the Independence Temple that was dedicated in 1994, an RLDS member shares ideas about temples in general.
Speaking in Tongues in the Restoration Churches
However, during the mid-1800s, speaking in tongues was so commonplace in the LDS and RLDS churches that a person who had not spoken in tongues, or who had not heard others do so, was a…
The “New Social History” and the “New Mormon History”: Reflections on Recent Trends
My own analysis of the state of Mormon history suggests that the field, while other factors have also been at work, suffers from some of the exclusiveness and intellectual imperialism that were nurtured during the…
Coming of Age? The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the 1960s
In many respects the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of the 1960s mirrored the general tumult, if not the details, of the larger American society.
Pretender to the Throne? R.C. Evans and the Problem of Presidential Succession in the Reorganization
Born into a Canadian family living in St. Andrews, Ontario Province, on 20 October 1861 , Richard C. Evans rose to fame and power experienced by few other members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus…
The Reorganized Church, the Decade of Decision, and the Abilene Paradox
In this essay I intend to build on my earlier work on the Reorganized Church and the decade of decision it faces in the 1990s.