Reincarnation and The Restoration: Does Joseph Smith’s Last Teaching Help Explain Pre-Mortality and Eternal Progression?

Shortly before his death, Joseph Smith taught several of his followers the principle of multiple mortal probations. How was he converted to this teaching? Which revelations are only understood if one presupposes reincarnation? How does this notion shed light on the prophet’s teachings about premortality, eternal progression, and deification?

Robert Beckstead, Gae Lyn Henderson