The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Their "Three-Fold Mission," and Practical and Pastoral Theology
Practical Matters Journal
In recent years scholars have expanded their investigation into the intersections between religion and tourism. While most of this research has focused on the ways in which religion can be commodified for touristic consumption, there has been but little written on the ways in which religions view tourism and/or embrace tourism to meet their spiritual and ecclesiastical goals. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints use tourism to its religious and historical sites to further their religious and institutional goals/missions as they revolve around its “three-fold mission”: proclaiming the gospel, perfecting the Saints, and redeeming the dead.