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Latter-day Saints and Images of Christ’s Crucifixion

TitleLatter-day Saints and Images of Christ’s Crucifixion
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsHilton, III, John, Anthony Sweat, and Josh Stratford
JournalBYU Studies Quarterly
KeywordsArtwork; Atonement; Crucifixion; Garden of Gethsemane

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.