Church of Christ (disambiguation)

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Church of Christ may refer to:

  • Church of Christ, any one of several Christian denominations or Christianity in general

or it may refer to:

Individual churches (building and/or congregation)[edit]

In Denmark
in the United States

Within the Latter Day Saint Movement[edit]

The Church of Christ was the original name of the Latter Day Saint church founded by Joseph Smith. Organized informally in 1829 in northwestern New York and then as a legal entity on April 6, 1830. Later names for this organization include, the Church of the Latter Day Saints,[2] the Church of Jesus Christ,[3] the Church of God,[3] and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.[4][5] However, this church and its resulting schism should not be confused with other non–Latter Day Saint Church of Christ denominations:

  • Church of Christ - the original name of the Latter Day Saint church founded by Joseph Smith in 1830.
  • Pure Church of Christ - First schismatic sect in the Latter Day Saint movement, this denomination was organized in 1831 in Kirtland, Ohio, by Wycam Clark and Northrop Sweet.
  • Church of Christ (Ezra Booth) - This denomination was organized in 1836 by Ezra Booth in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • Church of Christ (Warren Parrish) - This denomination was organized in 1837 by Warren Parrish in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • Church of Christ (William Chubby) - This denomination was organized in the Late 1830s by William Chubby in order to establish a "special mission of ministering to African Americans".
  • Church of Christ (Hiram Page) - This denomination was organized in 1842 by Hiram Page, one of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon's golden plates.
  • Church of Christ (Wightite) - This denomination, founded by Lyman Wight in 1844, split from the Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints) at the death of Joseph Smith.
  • Church of Christ (Temple Lot)- Informally referred to as the Church of Christ (Temple Lot) and "Hedrickites", this denomination is headquartered in Independence, Missouri on what is known as the Temple Lot. It was founded by Granville Hedrick in July 1863.
  • Church of Christ (Fettingite) - Informally referred to as the "Fettingites", after its founder Otto Fetting, this denomination is split from the Church of Christ (Temple Lot) in 1929.
  • Church of Christ (Restored) - This denomination split from the Church of Christ (Fettingite) in the late 1930s under the leadership of A. C. DeWolf.
  • Church of Christ (Hancock) - Informally referred to as the Church of Christ (Hancock), after its founder Pauline Hancock, this denomination is split from the Church of Christ (Temple Lot) in 1946.
  • Church of Christ (Whitmerite) - A denomination, founded in 1847 and reformed 1871, based on the claims of David Whitmer, one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon's golden plates.
  • Church of Christ (Brewsterite) - A denomination founded in 1848 by James C. Brewster and Hazen Aldrich.
  • Church of Christ (David Clark) - Also known as "Lion of God Ministry". Clark broke from the RLDS Church in November 1985.
  • Church of Christ - This denomination, founded by Howard Leighton-Floyd and H. H. Burt in 1965, split from the Church of Christ With the Elijah Message.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Churches of Christ - Encyclopedia of Arkansas". Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Minutes of a Conference", Evening and Morning Star, vol. 2, no. 20, p. 160 (May 1832).
  3. ^ a b B.H. Roberts (ed.) History of the Church vol. 3, p. 24, footnote.
  4. ^ Manuscript History of the Church, LDS Church Archives, book A-1, p. 37; reproduced in Dean C. Jessee (comp.) (1989). The Papers of Joseph Smith: Autobiographical and Historical Writings (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) 1:302–303.
  5. ^ H. Michael Marquardt and Wesley P. Walters (1994). Inventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books) p. 160.

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