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Suggested Pre-Class Readings
This class focuses on learning about Jesus Christ through artwork, movies and music. To help prepare you for class, please read the following three articles.
Artwork: Noel A. Carmack. “Images of Christ in Latter-day Saint Visual Culture, 1900-1999.”(Note–this is a large file and may take a little while to download. It seems like this is a really long article; however, substantial portions are artwork).
Movies: “From Scripture to Screen: Films Depicting Jesus and the World of the New Testament,” by Scott C. Esplin and Matthew J. Grey.
Music: “Power and Protection Provided by Worthy Music,” by President Russell M. Nelson.
Questions to focus on during the video
What do we know from archeology about nails VS ropes in crucifixion, the height of the cross, and a hill called Calvary? How do these details highlight an issue with artistic expressions of Jesus?
How do the earliest surviving images of Christ depict him?
What are some advantages of accurate images of Christ?
What are some advantages of racially diverse images of Christ?
What message do we learn from Mary’s words to the servants at the wedding of Cana?
What does Hallelujah mean?
How could you personally draw closer to Christ through artwork, movies and music?
Check Your Understanding Questions
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Optional post-class readings
Many additional ideas and approaches for “Learning of Jesus” through Scriptures, Prophets, Modern Scholarship, Artwork, Movies, Music, Personal Experiences can be found here.
Download the PowerPoint used in the video
Insights from, discussions with, and resources authored by Dr. Josh Sears, Dr. Matthew Grey, Dr. Mark Ellison, Dr. Daniel Becerra, Dr. Elliott Wise, Dr. Eric Huntsman, Dr. Anthony Sweat, and Dr. Joan Taylor were used in the creation of this video.