Brigham Young University law professor John Welch will speak Thursday on the latest scholarship regarding the foundation of Easter: the arrest, trial and execution of Jesus of Nazareth.
Welch will speak at 7 p.m. at the Church History Museum Theater, 45 N. West Temple St. The event is free.
Along with exploring perennial questions about who is to blame for Jesus' death and why he was killed, Welch will address newer, scholarly questions — including what, if anything, the scriptural account of the raising of Lazarus from the dead had to do with the arrest of Jesus.
Welch says "many paradigms have shifted in New Testament studies" since Mormon apostle James E. Talmage published his landmark volume, "Jesus the Christ," more than a century ago, a news release reports. Thus, Welch has titled his presentation "The Trial of Jesus: From Talmage to Today."