The Essential Nibley

by Hugh Nibley

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Drawing from the very best of Hugh Nibley, this collection of excerpts feels more like a guided tour through a brilliant mind than a quote book. Arranged thematically, it covers the highlights of Nibley's best thinking and writing on everything from the Creation, through ancient people, times, and documents, to modern-day prophets and righteous living today. Two features give great insight into the man and his life's work: a very personal life sketch about Hugh Nibley written by his grandson, and an introduction about Nibley's contribution to LDS literature and scholarship, his unique dynamic within the Church, and his abiding testimony. With highlights drawn from nearly 10,000 pages of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, The Essential Nibley shows how Nibley continues to give thinkers something to believe in and believers something to think about, even today.

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Hugh Nibley

Hugh Nibley received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1939, and was emeritus professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. A prolific writer, a keen and witty observer, and a relentless critic of the worldly, he has led members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of all ages to a deeper understanding of and commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Dr. Nibley passed away in February, 2005.

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By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I like Nibley but have never really delved into his writings. This book really is an interesting introduction and eye opener to many things about the gospel, and christian and church history. I found many things to think about that hadn't ever occurred to me before. Lots of information to make clearer, things I had heard or learned before and now understand better. I think he is a most interesting man, he knows so much and is amazing in the things he has studied and found out for his self and then shared with the rest of the world. I'm so glad that he was as prolific a researcher, student of religion and scriptures, and writer, as he was, before he left this plane for higher planes. I plan to read this again, slowly this time so that I can take in the information better to grasp it all with greater understanding. I absolutely loved this book.

The Essential Nibley makes deep doctrinal understanding accessiable to everyone -- what a gift!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

For decades, I have felt badly for not diving more deeply into Nibley's enormous volumes. But this book makes it so easy and enjoyable to grasp Nibley's key insights. Topic by topic, the book walks through the remarkable history and key doctrinal insights that Nibley so colorfully explains. It has been years since I have gained so much from each page of a gospel book, other than the scriptures themselves.

A must have for every serious gospel student
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I have long admired and appreciated the work of Hugh Nibley. Now the best of Nibley's best is available to us in one volume. Thanks to the efforts of Marvin Van Dam it is not too much, it is not too little, but it is just right--a must have for every serious gospel student.

This book is a copious buffet of tasty treats to be savored one bit at a time.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is a copious buffet of tasty treats to be savored one bit at a time.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

A great resource... Hugh is one of the greatest LDS scholar's of all time!

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