Repicturing the Restoration

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Episode 23: Repicturing the Restoration
Anthony Sweat
January 2021

While existing artwork that portrays the Restoration is rich and beautiful, until now many key events in early Latter-day Saint history have not been depicted.  In this episode, Anthony Sweat discusses his work to paint and write about 25 of these events, including 19th century female healing blessings, the early ordination of Black men like Q. Walker Lewis, the first baptism for the dead, and many others, illustrating why expanding our visual imagery can expand our understanding of the Restoration.


Repicturing the Restoration (Religious Studies Center/Deseret Book, 2020)

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