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The Teachings of Church Leaders Regarding the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ: 1852–2018
|Title||The Teachings of Church Leaders Regarding the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ: 1852–2018|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Hilton, III, John, Emily K. Hyde, and McKenna Grace Trussel|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Atonement; Crucifixion; Garden of Gethsemane; Resurrection; Spirit World|
What have Church leaders collectively taught about Christ’s Crucifixion? Have these teachings evolved over time? If so, in what ways? Do Church leaders consistently teach that Christ’s agonies in Gethsemane surpassed the cross? The purpose of this study is to identify what Church leaders have taught about Christ’s Crucifixion between 1852 and 2018 in The Journal of Discourses and in general conference talks. Before outlining the methodology of this study, we briefly survey what the scriptures themselves teach about the Crucifixion.
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