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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, III, John, Anthony Sweat, and Josh Stratford|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Artwork; 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.
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