Dr. John Hilton III, Associate Professor of Ancient Scripture at BYU, will present a Guest Lecture in conjunction with the current exhibition Rend the Heavens: Intersections of the Human and Divine. His lecture is entitled “Crucified for the Sins of the World.” The lecture will explore questions about the iconography and symbolism of the cross: What have the scriptures and church leaders taught about Christ’s Crucifixion? How do our views of the cross as an iconographic symbol influence our understanding of the doctrine of the vital nature of the atoning nature of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ? Dr. Hilton’s Guest Lecture will answer these and related questions.
Bio: John Hilton III is an Associate Professor in Religious Education at Brigham Young University. He received a M.Ed. degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology and Technology from BYU. He has published over sixty articles and written several books. In addition to his religious research, John has studies ways to lower the cost of education and improve learning outcomes for vulnerable populations. John and his wife Lani have six children and have lived in Boise, Boston, Miami, Mexico, China, Jerusalem, and of course, Provo.