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Mormons: Ethics and Business

Syllabus of the Sub-subject: Mormons (Latter Day Saint Movement).

  1. Introduction to the Mormons (Movement of Latter Day Saints)
  2. The figure of Joseph Smith
  3. Doctrinal Principles of the Book of the Mormon
  4. Business Activities of the Mormon Church in the United States: Deseret Management Corporation
The Sub-subject “Mormons: Ethics and Business” is part of the following programs:
  1. Doctorate in Ethics, Religion, and Business (e-learning)
  2. Professional Master's Program in International Business

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Sample of the Sub-subject: Mormon Church
Mormons Business

Description of the Sub-Subject: Mormons

The Mormons, or Latter Day Saint Movement, refers to some independent Christian Churches based on the teachings of Joseph Smith, born in 1805 in Vermont (the United States), who initiated the so-called “Restoration” of the old church of Christ.

The Mormons are not considered Protestants.

According to the Mormons, the Christian Church after Christ's death, entered into a period called by them “the great apostasy,” in which the truths of the Gospel were lost.

  1. The “Book of the Mormon” collecting all these illuminations was published in 1830
  2. Smith was accused of trying to establish a theocracy in the United States
  3. He was several times in prison
  4. Joseph Smith was murdered in 1844

There are about 14 millions of Mormons. The vast majority of the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church), belonging to Mormonism.

The Mormons have been accused many times of being a sect considered as “destructive” even his founder has been accused of a scammer. Therefore, we must analyse Mormons movement with many nuances. Nevertheless, we have included in our analysis because their ethical principles coincide with many of the higher religions analysed; also has been included in for the student's general knowledge.

The Mormons account for only 1.4 percent of the population of the United States, but the Church of Jesus Christ of the Saints of the Latter Days is notable for its variety of commercial interests, which include farms, stations of radio, an insurance company, a shopping centre, wastewater treatment, and a Polynesian theme park.

According to Blomberg, the Mormon Church is the owner of more than 1 million hectares in America.

Recently, the Mormon Church has completed an ambitious project: a mega shopping centre, with an investment of 2 billion dollars, the centre City Creek.

Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. (1960) is an American politician, Businessman, and diplomat who was Governor of Utah from 2005 until 2009, and Ambassador to the United States in Singapore from 1992 to 1993, and China from 2009-2011. Huntsman belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon). In an interview he said:

“I believe in God. I am a good Christian. I am very proud of my Mormon heritage. I am Mormon.”

Deseret Management Corporation is a group of private companies of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Saints of the Last Day (Mormon Church). It was created in 1966 by the President of the Church David O. McKay.

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