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Guidelines[edit]

Naming articles about Latter Day Saintism[edit]

Articles about the religion, doctrines, belief systems, and cultures of Latter Day Saints, and that could apply to more than one Latter Day Saint denomination, should use the term "Latter Day Saintism". For example:

When referring to the Latter Day Saint movement as an institution or historical movement, or to all Latter Day Saint churches as a body, but not to their religion, doctrines, belief systems, or cultures, it may be appropriate to use the phrase "Latter Day Saint movement" in the title. For example:

If necessary for disambiguation, articles that could apply to more than one Latter Day Saint denomination should contain the parenthetical "(Latter Day Saintism)". For example:

Naming unidenominational articles[edit]

Articles about only one Latter Day Saint denomination should use the full name of the denomination as it exists on the denomination's Wikipedia page. For example:

Although the practice is discouraged, if it is absolutely necessary for disambiguation, articles that apply in the context of only one Latter Day Saint denomination should contain the following parentheticals:

CHURCH REFERENCE IN TITLE
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saint
Community of Christ Community of Christ
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) Strangite
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite) Cutlerite
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Bickertonite
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints FLDS Church
Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints PLDS Church
Others full name of denomination

Unidenominational articles should never be used when sects of Mormonism generally agree, or where differences between the sects can be explained briefly in a multidenominational article. If there is sufficient justification for a separate unidenominational article it should refer to any more general "(Latter Day Saints)" article, and to any general article concerning Christianity as a whole. To avoid redundancy, the unidenominational article should focus on the material unique to that denomination, or to the differences between that denomination and other Latter Day Saint denominations.

Guidelines for article text[edit]

The following guidelines should be used when referring to Latter Day Saints or any of its denominations within the text of an article:

In 1979, President Spencer W. Kimball explained that [x].
In his book 1959 book, Except They be Agreed, Elder Mark E. Petersen opined that [y].
Doctrine and Covenants section 76 verse 86 states: [z].