Abstract

The establishment of Zion has been a goal of interest to every dispensation. The building of temples and participation in temple ordinances has likewise been a practice of many generations throughout history. In the present dispensation, Joseph Smith declared the need to construct temples in connection with the building of a Latter-day Zion.

The purpose of this study has been to discover a correlation between temple activity and the development of the Church membership in their preparation for the establishment of Zion. It has been concluded that the temples do perform a very significant role in the development of the Latter-day Saints as a zion-people prior to their establishment of a zion-place.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine

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Date Submitted

1971

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm125

Keywords

Mormon temples

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