Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple & the Sermon on the Mount


Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple & the Sermon on the Mount

TitleIlluminating the Sermon at the Temple & the Sermon on the Mount
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsWelch, John W.
Number of Pages296
PublisherFARMS
CityProvo, UT
Keywords3 Nephi 12; 3 Nephi 13; 3 Nephi 14; Ancient Near East; Jesus Christ; Matthew 5; Matthew 6; Matthew 7; Sermon; Sermon at the Temple; Sermon on the Mount; Temple; Temple Text
Abstract
Understanding the Sermon on the Mount (meaning both texts in their shared, collective meaning) as a temple text reveals that it has far more power and unity than a mere collection of miscellaneous sayings of Jesus. John W. Welch examines the teachings and commandments of the Sermon on the Mount in its Book of Mormon setting—at the Nephite temple, in connection with sacred ordinances of covenant making. This context opens new insights into the meaning and significance of the Sermon whereby readers never again see the Sermon the same.
 
Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple & Sermon on the Mount adapts and expands Welch’s earlier work to offer a thorough Latter-day Saint interpretation of the Savior’s greatest sermon, drawing on insights from Jesus’s Sermon at the Temple in 3 Nephi to shed light on his Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. This edition includes substantial additions based on insights gleaned throughout a decade of continuing research.
URLhttps://publications.mi.byu.edu/book/illuminating-the-sermon-at-the-temple-sermon-on-the-mount/