Summarized by Kent Larsen
Book of Mormon called a 'Milestone' in Millennium (Milestonesin Christianity during the past millennium)
Austin TX American-Statesman 12Dec99 N6
In a review of important events in Christianity during the past
millennium, the American-Statesman staff chose the Book of Mormon as one
of 24 events it considered the most important in the history of
Christianity in the past 1000 years. The events start with the schism
between the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches in 1054 and end with
the 1962 Vatican council.
The American-Statesman places the coming forth of the Book of Mormon in
1827, when "Joseph Smith is said to receive the Book of Mormon from the
Angel Moroni in upstate New York." This led to the founding of the LDS
Other events on the list include the printing of the Gutenberg Bible in
1456, the introduction of the King James version of the Bible in 1611,
Martin Luther's posting of his 95 theses in 1517, and the Rev. Billy
Graham's 1949 Los Angeles Crusade which made him famous.
Missing from the list were the founding of other recent religious groups
often grouped with the LDS Church, such as the Christian Scientists and
the Jehovah's Witnesses.