Article of the Week

Conversation in Nauvoo about the Corporeality of God
December 23, 2019
Article of the Week
Conversation in Nauvoo about the Corporeality of God
Author BYU Studies Staff

Happy Hanukkah and Happy Joseph Smith’s birthday!

In commemorating the birthday of our founder and honoring our Jewish friends, we remember the words of the esteemed Jewish scholar Jacob Neusner about Joseph Smith’s teaching about the corporality of God, spoken at BYU in 1996. Neusner finds parallels between Joseph’s doctrine and the ancient Genesis Rabbah, both teaching that God has a human form like us. We honor Joseph Smith for all the light that he helped bring to the world.