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Mormonism (also called Latter Day Saint theology or Mormon theology and Latter Day Saint culture or Mormon culture) is a religion, ideology, movement and culture originating in the early 1800s as a product of the Latter Day Saint movement. Most who practice Mormonism may be respectfully referred to as Mormons, LDS, Latter Day Saints (and often Saints).

Non-Christians, some Christians, and adherents of Mormonism consider the religion to be a form of Christianity, because of a central belief in Jesus Christ, and that he is the son of God and the Messiah. However, many Christians disagree because of some of the religion's unique doctrines and practices. (See Mormonism and Christianity.) Mormonism is also a form of Restorationism, which seeks a restoration to the original Church instituted by Christ himself and thought to have been lost in a Great Apostasy through the ages after the death of Christ.

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