Mosiah 18:2 lists the ascension of Jesus Christ as one of the atoning acts that brings about redemption. Although many faith traditions have developed a theology about the significance of the ascension, the topic has not been covered at length within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This thesis explores the ascension of Jesus Christ and its implications for humanity from the perspective of Latter-day Saint beliefs.The ascension of Jesus Christ can be considered the culmination, even the capstone of His atonement. There are sufficient sources within Latter-day Saint canon and the teachings of general authorities to support a theology of redemption through ascension and to expound on the implications of this final salvific act for humanity. This thesis serves as a prolegomenon for further insightful study and discussion.
College and Department
Religious Education; Religious Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Perez, William, "The Ascension of Jesus Christ: Its Role in Redemption from a Latter-day Saint Theological Perspective" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 7747.
Ascension, Atonement, Theology, Redemption, Latter-day Saint