Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel (REL A 250)

Readings selected from publications of the Religious Studies Center

Introductory Material

Creation, Fall, and the Need for Redemption

  • Michael A. Goodman, “The Creation: An Introduction to Our Relationship to God,” in Religious Educator 8, no. 3 (2007): 15–29.
  • Douglas S. Ladle, “Teaching the Fall of Adam and Eve,” in Religious Educator 5, no. 1 (2004): 41–55.
  • Jennifer C. Lane, “Redemption’s Grand Design for Both the Living and the Dead,” in The Doctrine and Covenants, Revelations in Context (The 37th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry), ed. Andrew H. Hedges, J. Spencer Fluhman, and Alonzo L. Gaskill (Provo and Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center, and Deseret Book, 2008), 188–211.
  • Kent P. Jackson, "The Old Testament and Easter," in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament (The 42nd Annual Sidney Sperry Symposium), ed. Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Matthew J. Grey, and David Rolph Seely (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), 1–11.
  • Amy B. Hardison, “Theophany on Sinai,” in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament (The 42nd Annual Sidney Sperry Symposium), ed. Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Matthew J. Grey, and David Rolph Seely (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), 218–31.
  • Andrew C. Skinner, “Seeing God in His Temple: A Significant Theme in Israel’s Psalms,” in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament (The 42nd Annual Sidney Sperry Symposium), ed. Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Matthew J. Grey, and David Rolph Seely (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), 270–90.
  • Jennifer C. Lane, “The Whole Meaning of the Law: Christ’s Vicarious Sacrifice,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament (The 38th Annual BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium) (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009).
  • Jared T. Parker, “Cutting Covenants,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, The 38th Annual BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009).
  • Dan Belnap, “‘How Excellent is Thy Lovingkindness’: The Gospel Principle of Hesed,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, The 38th Annual BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009).
  • Kerry Muhlestein, “Ruth, Redemption, Covenant, and Christ,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, The 38th Annual BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009).
  • Terry B. Ball, “Isaiah’s ‘Other’ Servant Songs,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, The 38th Annual BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009).
  • Alonzo L. Gaskill, “Types, Shadows, and Symbols of Christ Seen by the Church Fathers,” in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, The 38th Annual BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009).

Abraham and the Covenant

Saving God’s People

  • S. Kent Brown, “Trust in the Lord: Exodus and Faith,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), 154–163.

Mothers and Sons, Prophetesses and Deliverers

Royal Psalms

  • Andrew C. Skinner, “Israel’s Ancient Psalms: Cornerstone of the Beatitudes,” in The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture, ed. Gaye Strathearn, Thomas A. Wayment, and Daniel L. Belnap (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2010), 59–75.

Gospel Portraits

Miracles of Jesus

Sermon on the Mount

On the Road to Jerusalem: Transfiguration

  • Andrew C. Skinner, “Peter—the Chief Apostle,” in Go Ye into All the World: Messages of the New Testament Apostles, 31st Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002), 187–219.
  • Richard J. Clifford, “The Temple and the Holy Mountain,” in The Temple in Antiquity: Ancient Records and Modern Perspectives, ed. Truman G. Madsen (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1984), 107–24.

Jesus as King

  • Roger R. Keller, “Jesus Christ: Priest, King, and Prophet,” in Salvation in Christ: Comparative Christian Views, ed. Roger R. Keller and Robert L. Millet (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2005), 345–364.

Jesus’ Final Night

Crucifixion and Burial

  • Gaye Strathern, “Christ’s Crucifixion: Reclamation of the Cross,” in With Healing in His Wings, ed. Camille Fronk Olson and Thomas A. Wayment (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), 55–79.
  • Andrew C. Skinner, “The Savior’s Ministry to the Spirit World” in With Healing in His Wings, ed. Camille Fronk Olson and Thomas A. Wayment (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013), 81–107.
  • John H. Groberg, “It Is Finished,” in My Redeemer Lives!, ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, Salt Lake City, 2011), 1–26.
  • Sandra Rogers, “To Proclaim Liberty to the Captives,” in My Redeemer Lives!, ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2011).
  • Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, “The Passion of Jesus Christ,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament, ed. Frank F. Judd Jr. and Gaye Strathearn (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006), 176–189.
  • M. Catherine Thomas, “Visions of Christ in the Spirit World and the Dead Redeemed,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament, ed. Frank F. Judd Jr. and Gaye Strathearn (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006), 354–372.
  • Paul Y. Hoskisson, “Why Is Abba in the New Testament?,” Religious Educator 6, no. 1 (2005): 43–49.
  • Jeffrey R. Chadwick, “Revisiting Golgotha and the Garden Tomb,” Religious Educator 4, no. 1 (2003): 13–48.
  • Bruce Satterfield, “Gethsemane and Golgotha: Why and What the Savior Suffered,” in The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2001), 173–99.

Resurrection

  • D. Todd Christofferson, “The Atonement and the Resurrection,” in By Study and by Faith: Selections from the Religious Educator, ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2009), 13–24.
  • Richard D. Draper, “He Has Risen: The Resurrection Narratives as a Witness of Corporeal Regeneration,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament, ed. Frank F. Judd Jr. and Gaye Strathearn (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006), 190–206.
  • L. Aldin Porter, “He is Risen,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament, ed. Frank F. Judd Jr. and Gaye Strathearn (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006), 36–45.
  • Keith J. Wilson, “The Resurrection: An Embattled Keystone,” in The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2001), 219–33.
  • Andrew C. Skinner, “Autumn, Olives, and the Atonement,” Religious Educator 1, no. 1 (2000): 107–121.

Apostolic Proclamations of Christ

  • Richard D. Draper, “The Earliest ‘New Testament,’” in How the New Testament Came to Be, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Frank F. Judd Jr., (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006), 260-291.

The Great High Priest

The Apocalyptic Jesus

  • Thomas A. Wayment, “Apocalyptic Imagination and the New Testament,” in Go Ye into All the World: Messages of the New Testament Apostles, 31st Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002), 305–318.