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.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Caldwell, C. Max, "An Analysis of the Role of Temples in the Establishment of Zion" (1971). Theses and Dissertations. 4578.