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In Heaven as It Is on EarthJoseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death$
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Samuel Morris Brown

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199793570

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.001.0001

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The New and Everlasting Covenant

The New and Everlasting Covenant

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(p.145) 6 The New and Everlasting Covenant
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In Heaven as It Is on Earth
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Samuel Morris Brown

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.003.0007

This chapter begins a two-chapter treatment of the early Mormon temple cultus. Beginning in the “School of the Prophets” with images of sealing to salvation, ritual purification (washing and anointing), the Kirtland, Ohio, temple cultus of the 1830s incorporated the charismatic and evangelistic “endowment of power,” laying the groundwork for the Nauvoo, Illinois, cultus of the 1840s. Kirtland also witnessed the introduction of the important and powerful figure of Elijah as the angelic patron of temple and intergenerational association.

Keywords:   Kirtland Temple cultus, endowment of power, washing, anointing, sealing to salvation, ritual purification, School of the Prophets

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