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The spirit, or the combination of spirit and body, whether mortal or immortal. The Book of Mormon taught that the living soul comprised a body and a spirit and that after death resurrection would unite spirits with bodies. An 1832 revelation confirmed previous teachings that the spirit and the body comprise the soul of man. Later revelations and teachings concluded that the resurrection of the dead therefore also constituted the redemption of the soul. JS’s 1842 publication of an extract from the Book of Abraham explained that man became a living soul when God breathed the spirit into the body.