The Trial of Jesus: Shedding New Light
Good Friday, April 14, 2017
LA Temple Visitors' Center 7:00 PM 

John W. Welch, law professor at Brigham Young University and Scholar in Residence at USC and the Widtsoe Foundation, will discuss current scholarship regarding the arrest, trial, and execution of Jesus. He will shed new light on perennial questions such as: Who killed Jesus? and Why did they do this? He will explore new questions, including: What did the raising of Lazarus have to do with the arrest of Jesus? What might we learn today about civility and incivility by thinking about the trial of Jesus? Why do all four Gospels give such gruesome details about the crucifixion of Jesus? Was the proceeding legal, illegal, or something else?

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Gift in Glass from 19th Century England

The work of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of stained glass windows has been gifted to the John A. Widtsoe Foundation.  The story behind the gift is as illuminating as this prized endowment. 

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Christ Teaching in the Temple original stained glass artwork

Christ Teaching in the Temple original stained glass artwork



John A. Widtsoe: A Man of Great Faith and Scholarship

Dr. John A. Widtsoe was a preeminent scholar, university president and LDS Church Apostle, and the first Mormon scholar to be invited to teach classes in Mormonism in a secular university. His 1935 lectures at USC began the Church’s reach into the world of comparative religious studies.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his wife Harriet at the inaugural dinner and Symposium of the John A. Widtsoe Foundation on the USC campus.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his wife Harriet at the inaugural dinner and Symposium of the John A. Widtsoe Foundation on the USC campus.

Today, the John A. Widtsoe Foundation aspires to build on his legacy of scholarly engagement and fulfill the charge issued by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf at the Foundation's inaugural symposium at USC “to see each other not as aliens or adversaries but as fellow travelers, brothers and sisters, and children of God.” 

President Uchtdorf's Address

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