Topical Guide/Doctrinal issues/Afterlife/Kingdoms of Glory

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Is there progression between the three degrees of glory?

Summary: Do we know if there is any possibility of progression between the three degrees of glory?

Did Joseph get "three degrees of glory" from Emanuel Swedenborg's book, Heaven and its Wonders and Hell?

Summary: It is claimed that Joseph Smith derived the idea of "three degrees of glory" in the afterlife from Emanuel Swedenborg's book, Heaven and its Wonders and Hell From Things Heard and Seen (1758). It is claimed that Joseph Smith's practice of plural marriage was similar to Swedenborg's philosophy of "spiritual wifery."