Considering the Cross

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Episode 60: Considering the Cross
John Hilton III
July 2022

How do Latter-day Saints perceive images of Christ’s suffering on the cross? How does artwork influence their understanding of the Savior’s Atonement? What does it mean that Christ shed His blood for us? In this powerful episode, Dr. John Hilton III shares findings from his continued research related to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and why embracing Christ’s death upon the cross can deepen our worship of Him.


Latter-day Saints and Images of Christ’s Crucifixion” (BYU Studies Quarterly, 2021)

Jesus Suffered, Died, and Rose Again for Us” (Liahona, 2021)

Teachings of Church Leaders on Christ’s Final Seven Statements” (Religious Educator, 2021)

Considering the Cross: How Calvary Connects us with Christ (Deseret Book, 2021)

Joseph Smith, Gethsemane, and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ” in How and What You Worship: Christology and Praxis in the Revelations of Joseph Smith (RSC/Deseret Book, 2020)

The Teachings of Church Leaders Regarding the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ: 1852–2018” (BYU Studies Quarterly, 2020)

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