Twenty-five years ago, John W. Welch’s book The Sermon at the Temple and the Sermon on the Mount drew on insights from Jesus’s Sermon at the Temple in 3 Nephi to shed light on the Sermon on the Mount depicted in the Gospel of Matthew. a decade later, Welch republished the work with substantial additions. Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple and Sermon on the Mount thus offers an expanded and distinctively Latter-day Saint interpretation of the Savior’s greatest sermon.
According to Welch’s analysis, interpreting the Sermon as a temple text suggests that it has far more power and unity than other studies have recognized. Reading the teachings and commandments of the Sermon on the Mount in its Book of Mormon setting—at the Nephite temple, in connection with sacred ordinances of covenant making—opens new insights into its meaning and significance. In this light, readers never again see the Sermon the same.
Illuminating the Sermon at the Temple and Sermon on the Mount is now available for the first time in a digital edition. You can pick up a copy through Amazon or from other ebook retailers.