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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith is the most important person in the history of the Mormon Church. Joseph was the creator of and first prophet for the Mormon Church. Joseph based the beliefs of this religion on the text Joseph translated from a golden book given to him by the Angel Moroni. Joseph called his book The Book of Mormon. Joseph leads his people out of Palmyra, New York to Jackson County, Missouri the area Joseph has been told by God is the location of the Garden of Eden. When the Mormons are run out of Missouri, Joseph oversees the establishment of a community called Nauvoo. It is here that Joseph makes a fatal mistake. In response to a pamphlet printed by a believer with a different viewpoint, aimed at disclosing Joseph's polygamous relationships with several women, Joseph has the man's printing press destroyed and his office burned. Knowing...

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