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The Christus in Context: A Photo Essay

Author John W. Welch,

This photo essay features a number of images of Bertel Thorvaldsen's famous sculptures in the Vor Frue Kirke (The Church of Our Lady) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Not only is the Christus prominently depicted, but also shown are images of the twelve Apostles, a baptismal font in the form of an angel, and the scriptural captions that accompany these works. The essay presents a brief history of Thorvaldsen's life and work and mentions the initial encounter of early Mormon missionaries with these sculptures.