Doctrine and Covenants

Week 16: The Vision of the three degrees of glory

D&C 76

4 February 2021


Additional reading and links

  • Philo Dibble, “Recollections of the Prophet Joseph Smith,” Juvenile Instructor 27, no. 10 (15 May 1892): 303–04. Brother Dibble recalled his firsthand experience being in the room when Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon experienced the Vision now called D&C 76.

  • Joseph Smith, “A Vision,” Times and Seasons 4, no. 6 (1 February 1843): 81–85. W.W. Phelps wrote a letter in poetic verse to the Prophet Joseph about the celestial kingdom, and Joseph responded with a poetic form of D&C 76.

  • Elder Russell M. Nelson, “Perfection Pending,” General Conference, October 1995. Elder Nelson offered a suggestion on the meaning of the word telestial.

  • Kevin Barney, “The Etymology of ‘Telestial’,” By Common Consent, 27 January 2010. Barney takes a scholarly approach to the origin of the word telestial.