Latter-day Saints and Images of Christ’s Crucifixion

Title

Latter-day Saints and Images of Christ’s Crucifixion

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2021

Authors

Hilton, John, III (Primary), Sweat, Anthony (Primary), and Stratford, Josh (Primary)

Pagination

49–79

Volume

60

Issue

2

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Bibliographic Citation

Hilton, John, III, Sweat, Anthony, and Stratford, Josh. "Latter-day Saints and Images of Christ’s Crucifixion", Vol. 60. 2021:49–79.

Abstract

Given the importance of artwork in shaping religious understanding and how a culture’s given values are reflected in its art, the purpose of this article is to explore how the Church and its members view and have used artistic imagery of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. We chose to examine this issue after noticing an apparent disconnect between the teachings of scriptures and Church leaders regarding Christ’s Crucifixion and the perceptions of many Latter-day Saints of its atoning value.

Atonement
Crucifixion

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