Articles of Faith/Differing versions/Text of various versions

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Text of various versions of the Articles of Faith

Summary: Various summaries of LDS belief and practice are included here for comparison and reference:

1834 (Cowdery)

1836 (Joseph Young)

1840 (Orson Pratt)

1840 (Orson Hyde)

1842 (Wentworth letter) (canonized)

1849 (Flanigan)

1853 (Haven)

1853 (Findly)

1855-57(John Taylor)


Further reading

  • John W. Welch and David J. Whittaker, "’We Believe…’. Development of the Articles of Faith," Ensign 9 no. 9 (September 1979), 51-55. off-site
  • David J. Whittaker, “The ‘Articles of Faith’ in Early Mormon Literature and Thought”, in New Views of Mormon History. Essays in Honor of Leonard J. Arrington, edited by Davis Bitton and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher (Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, 1987), PAGE?? [citation needed]