The purpose of this study was to determine how effectively seminary teachers teach the concept of "living prophets" to students in non-credit released time and early morning seminary classes.
The study was composed of a sample of 475 seminary students in non-credit released time and early morning seminary classes, and twenty seminary teachers. Each participant answered a questionnaire to test his concept of "living prophets." The responses were tabulated and presented in written and illustrative form.
The findings showed that the teachers themselves had a clear concept of the role of "living prophets" in the church, but the concept in its fullest sense was not being implanted too effectively in the lives of the students.
The students recognized a "living prophet " at the head of the church, but had difficulty in accepting the counsel pertaining directly to their personal lives. They showed a strong desire to study in seminary what the modern day prophets were saying about vital issues of the day.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Louder, Ray R., "A Study to Determine the Seminary Students' and Teachers' Understanding of the Concept of "Living Prophets" in Non-Credit Released Time Classes" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 4887.
Prophets, Mormon theology