261.2: Redeeming the Living and the Dead (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 39)

“The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers”

Previous episodes on the temple have discussed the history of temple work and the theology behind redeeming the dead. This lesson approaches temple work from the perspective of the member performing the vicarious ordinances, and next lesson will cover family history.  We explore the value of temple work, but also raise the question: how do we balance caring for the dead with caring for the living?

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Class Member Reading: Doctrine and Covenants 2; 110:13–16; 138; Joseph Smith—History 1:37–39; Our Heritage, pages 98–99, 101–2, 105–7.

No Additional Teacher Reading.

Listen to a thought-provoking and balanced discussion with Paul, Jerilyn, and Bradley.


You can access the Assigned Reading here.

You can access the Lesson Notes here.



To be added; for now check the Lesson Notes

Many thanks to Devin Roth for the beautiful bumper music. Check out his arrangement of hymns and other work at DevinRothMusic.

Thanks to James Estrada who is back doing the audio post-production, and to Trent Oliphant for updating the episode.

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