While Jesus and his disciples were at or near Caesarea Philippi, Peter testified that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the living God. Martha had a similar divine testimony, proclaiming, I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God. In much the same way, a standard part of Latter-day Saint discourse includes bearing testimony that Jesus is the Christ, but what do we mean when we say that Jesus is the Christ? This volume compiles essays given at a BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium that uniquely address such questions from a Latter-day Saint perspective, bringing together both biblical scholarship and Restoration insights that invite us to come to Christ and apply gospel teachings to real life.
Hardcover – October, 2018
About the Authors
Lincoln H. Blumell received a BA and an MA from the University of Calgary, an MSt from Oxford, Christ Church, in Jewish studies, and a PhD from the University of Toronto in religious studies. Before coming to BYU, he held a visiting assistant professorship in the Department of Classical Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Tyler J. Griffin received his BS, MEd, and PhD degrees from Utah State University. He taught in the seminaries and institutes for fifteen years, where he also trained potential seminary teachers and developed an online home study seminary program. Tyler co-founded and co-directs the BYU VirtualScriptures.org group.
Eric D. Huntsman is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, where he serves as the coordinator of the Ancient Near Eastern Studies program in the Kennedy Center for International Studies and is affiliated with the Classics program. After graduating from BYU with a BA in Classical Greek and Latin, he earned an MA and a PhD in ancient history from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the BYU faculty in 1994.