Remaking the Reorganization: The Transformative Years of 1958 to 1970 in the RLDS Church

Wilson, Keith; McClellan, Mitch
October 2012
John Whitmer Historical Association Journal;Fall/Winter2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p88
Academic Journal
The article discusses a shift in the theology of the Mormon denomination Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS, also known as the Community of Christ Church), taking a sociological perspective on the group's theological liberalization. Topics include the growth of theological education in the RLDS, the impact of missions and attempts to proselytize on the development of the church's theology, and the roles of church leaders including F. Henry Edwards, Charles Neff, and W. Wallace Smith. The document "Statement on Objectives for the Church," based on the work of the church's Basic Beliefs Committee, is noted.


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