Either/Or: Parables Of The Kingdom

Embodiment is essential to Mormon ontology. Even God has a body, and eternal life is lived in a physical body in a physical environment in social relationships with other embodied beings. Nevertheless, Mormon salvation discourse has not fully recognized the importance of the physical in salvation. Focusing on the kingdom of heaven opens up questions about the physical dimension of salvation. is the kingdom of heaven a place or a condition? Who participates in it? This paper will explore Jesus’ parables of the kingdom. How does the embodiment of salvation doctrine in parables illuminate the nature of salvation?

Janice Allred