Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Religion & Culture / Religious Studies

Faculty/School

Faculty of Arts

First Contributor

Oscar Arnal

Contributor Role

Thesis Supervisor

Abstract

This thesis is a comparative survey on the teachings of Martin Luther and Joseph Smith, Jr. about salvation. Biographical material is also examined to understand the historic influences upon their teachings. A number of similarities in teaching are noted, including belief in Jesus Christ, the need for faith, God’s grace is unmerited, good works follow faith, and there will be a divine Judgment. Areas of disagreement include predestination vs free will, the means of confessing faith in Christ, importance of future life vs present life, personal vs social nature of salvation, and the nature of priesthood as related to salvation.

Convocation Year

1984

Convocation Season

Spring