Keywords

Gethsemane, Church leaders, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormonism, LDS, LDS studies

Abstract

Many commentators have noted that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (herein referred to as “the Church”) has a distinctive focus on Gethsemane.1 For example, Douglas J. Davies has written that the “LDS interpretation of Christ’s garden experience involves a most interesting relocation of the act of atonement within Christian theological accounts that have, traditionally, seen the cross as the prime site of assuming human sin”2 and that “Mormonism relocates the centre of gravity of Christ’s passion in Gethsemane rather than upon the cross and Calvary.”3

Original Publication Citation

John Hilton III and Joshua P. Barringer, “The Use of “Gethsemane” by Church Leaders: 1859-2018,” BYU Studies Quarterly, 58(4) 49-76.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019

Publisher

BYU Studies Quarterly

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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