Mormonism and church finances/No paid ministry/Further Reading

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Further reading

Further reading

FairMormon Answers articles

Mormonism and priesthood

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Restoration of the priesthood

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The manner in which the priesthood was restored

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Date of the restoration of the Melchizedek priesthood

Summary: Some have claimed that the restoration of the priesthood was "back dated" later by Joseph Smith to justify his desire to dominate the Church. Critics also claim that no one seems to know "when or how" Joseph Smith received the Melchizedek priesthood.

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Administration of priesthood authority

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Exercising priesthood authority in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Granting of priesthood authority in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Criticisms of the Mormon priesthood

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Criticisms by traditional Christians of the Mormon concept of priesthood

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Claims by ex-Mormons that Church leaders have lost priesthood authority

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FairMormon web site

External links

Printed material

  • Gordon B. Hinckley, "Questions and Answers," Ensign (Nov. 1985), 49.
  • R. Lloyd Smith, "Sharing the Gospel with Sensitivity," Ensign (Jun. 2002), 53.
  • Lowell Bennion, "A Mormon View of Life," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 24 no. 3 (Fall 1991), 68.
  • Maribeth Christensen, "Volunteerism," in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, (New York, Macmillan Publishing, 1992), :1539–1540.
  • Paul H. Thompson, "Lay Participation and Leadership," in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, (New York, Macmillan Publishing, 1992), :814–816.