Community of Christ hymnody

Historical background Community of Christ is an international Christian denomination with approximately 250,000 members in more than 50 countries. Until 2001, the denomination, which has its headquarters in Independence, Missouri, was known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly abbreviated as ‘RLDS’). The church shares a common beginning with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (‘LDS’), founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-1844). After the founding prophet was killed in 1844, the large number of ‘Saints’ who had settled in Nauvoo, Illinois, began to disperse to various places under different leaders. The largest contingent followed...

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