Joseph Smith

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“Seer stone”: smooth, brown, egg-sized rock is shown for the first time in the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon. Photograph: Rick Bowmer/AP Photo

The Mormon Church has released photographs of a so-called “seer stone” that members believe was used by the Utah-based faith’s founder, Joseph Smith, (...)

Aha moment: That guy is great, Mitt Romney thought to himself. That guy should be running for president. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

When the Mitt Romney documentary premiered here at the Sundance Film Festival last year, one member of the audience was especially charmed by the cand(...)

A statue of the Mormon religion’s founder and prophet Joseph Smith with his wife Emma  in Salt Lake City. Photograph: Jim McAuley/The New York Times

Mormon leaders have acknowledged for the first time that the church’s founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, portrayed in church materials as a loyal part(...)