Articles of Faith, The. A list of thirteen fundamental and characteristic doctrines of the Mormon Church. Originally known as the Wentworth Letter, this was intended to briefly outline the basic tenets of the Mormon faith. According to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, “In 1880, a general conference of the Church voted to add the Pearl of Great Price to the standard works of the Church, thus including the thirteen articles. The Articles of Faith do not constitute a summation of all LDS beliefs, and they are not a creed in the traditional Christian sense, but they do provide a useful authoritative summary of fundamental LDS scriptures and beliefs” (1:67). The Articles of Faith is also a book written by Mormon Apostle James Talmage.
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