Evolution of the name of the Church; The Masonic Magic Mormon Connection

Over the years all branches of Mormonism have struggled with the name of their organization and how to adjust to change. The first paper examines the location of the first church meeting. It also follows the development of the three church names. The second paper examines the early relationship between Masonry and magic in American culture. The second paper examines the intersection of magic, masonry and early Mormonism – with a close look at the Smith family magic parchments (Lamens) and the Faculty of Abrac.

Barbara Lewis Camp, H. Michael Marquardt, Clair Barrus, Roy Schmidt