Abstract

During Jesus' earthly ministry He taught the pure doctrine of corporeal resurrection to His disciples. Some of them became special witnesses to the literal bodily resurrection of Jesus after His death. Over time, men's philosophies perverted the true doctrine of the resurrection. Those teachings became the orthodoxy of the early Christian church and were handed down to modern Christianity. The pure doctrine of corporeal resurrection was weakened, and in some sects, was lost.

The Lord restored the gospel through Joseph Smith. Part of the Restoration qualified him as a special witness of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through him pure doctrines were restored. One of those doctrines was the Resurrection and its importance to eternal man.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine

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Date Submitted

2002-06-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm301

Keywords

Joseph Smith, Restoration, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Resurrection, Corporeal, witness

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