Gethsemane, Church leaders, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormonism, LDS, LDS studies
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hilton, John III and Barringer, Joshua P., "The Use of Gethsemane by Church Leaders, 1859–2018" (2019). Faculty Publications. 3671.
BYU Studies Quarterly