The purpose of this study is to determine and present the Book of Mormon's contributions as a witness to the authenticity of the New Testament account of certain events of Christ's life, in order that teachers may have an effective instrument in teaching the historicity of the New Testament account of Christ's life.
This study reveals 177 passages in the Book of Mormon that refer to the life of Jesus. These passages corroborated the New Testament account of Christ's life. There are 61 Book of Mormon passages that refer to the pre-existence of Jesus Christ and His anticipated coming. There are 25 passages relating to the birth of Jesus Christ and His divinity as the Son of God. There are 43 passages that refer to the ministry of Jesus Christ. There are 62 passages referring to the trials, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Section C of this study points out 115 different ideas and concepts that the Book of Mormon professes as truths concerning the life of Jesus Christ and related events.
College and Department
Religious Education; Ancient Scripture
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Mangelson, David R., "The Book of Mormon as an Instrument in Teaching the Historicity of the New Testament Events of Christ's Life" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 4903.
Jesus Christ, Historicity, Book of Mormon, Criticism, interpretation, Mormon interpretations