Title

“The Savior’s Ministry to the Spirit World,” in With Healing in His Wings, Camille F. Olson and Thomas Wayment, eds. (Provo: Brigham Young University and Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), pp. 81-107.

Keywords

Savior's Ministry, The Spirit World, Savior in the Spirit World

Abstract

At about three o’clock on a Friday afternoon, in a then-obscure province of the eastern Roman Empire almost two thousand years ago, Jesus of Nazareth drew his last labored breath in mortality. The minutes before his decease and the minutes after are a study in contrasts. And this is one of two focal points for our part of the story—a story encompassing what Hugh Nibley called the “three missions,” the “three descents” of Christ. The first was “as a mortal condescending to mortals”; the second “as a spirit, ministering to spirits in their deep prison”; and the third “as a glorified, resurrected being who frequently descends . . . to minister to certain mortals who share in his glory in special manifestations.”

Original Publication Citation

“The Savior’s Ministry to the Spirit World,” in With Healing in His Wings, Camille F. Olson and Thomas Wayment, eds. (Provo: Brigham Young University and Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), pp. 81-107.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Religious Studies Center

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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