The Meaning of Temples

by Hugh Nibley


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Speaking of Hugh Nibley, Truman G. Madsen said: 'If there is a major preoccupation in his life, certainly over the last twenty to twenty-five years, it has been the temple. His task has been to study world ritual, to look at ceremony as it relates to temples all over the world, going as far back as possible in antiquity. Experience has taught me that this man loves what he is writing about. We occasionally have the opportunity to go to the temple with him and even to have a word or two with him afterward over a meal or sometimes within the temple itself. He is always focused and full of concentration during that experience. He listens and he comes out as ebullient, joyous, and radiant as a child would be after the morning of Christmas. He is proof that there are depths beyond depths, insights beyond insights, glories beyond glories in the temple, which many of us have not yet plumbed.'

In this fascinating lecture, Hugh Nibley combines his faith and his scholarship to introduce deep insights on the meaning of temples.

Released: July 2004
Length: Approx. 1 hour

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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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not long enough
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

he needs much more than one hour to go into this topic. He barely touches on a few things, very good information, gets you thinking.

it needs a transcript
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This DVD shows Nibley delivering a live address at a Fireside. It is astonishingly difficult to
follow. I hope that it will be re-produced with captions or that a transcript would be provided, as it is nearly impossible to understand this presentation. I am sure that this address contains much valuable information. It is not for people who have not yet been endowed because they could not possibly understand any of it.

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