An Approach to the Book of Mormon has ratings and 26 reviews. Pam said: Very interesting historical, linguistic, and cultural background thoughts abo. An Approach to the Book of Mormon by Hugh Nibley The World and the Prophets by Hugh Nibley Lehi in the Desert, The World of the Jaredites, There Were Ja. AN APPROACH TO THEBOOK OF MORMON by Hugh Nibley Third Edition John W. Welch General Editor (c) by Deseret Book.
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Hugh Nibley and the Book of Mormon
As we rehearsed the somber episode, I could detect visible signs of annoyance among the Arab students – whispered remarks, head-shakings, and frowns of dissent. Hugh Winder Nibley was one of Mormonism’s most celebrated scholars. Had I begun this book a couple of years later it was in a all-but-finally-edited form byI think I would have made these points explicitly. But the theological part of the argument depends on the rather historical part. It was in the first class ever held in “Book of Mormon for Near Eastern Students,” and the semester had barely begun when of course we ran smack into the story of how Nephi found Laban dead drunk in a dark alley and cut off his head – a grisly tale that upsets Nephi himself in telling it.
The durability of the legacy of this early pioneering research is probably proved no better than by the fact that Hugh Nibley himself has never stopped experiencing the thrill and romance of the desert imagery and Arabic intrigue which he found in the early chapters of the Book of Mormon. I certainly think that getting out of debt and doing our best to get by on modest means, and using anything beyond that to build up the kingdom is a worthy goal.
In many ways, Nibley spent the latter part of his professional life arguing the opposite. It is for those who know them to speak of them, not for us.
Spencer will convince even fewer, jormon that seems oddly beside the point anymore. Who wrote the Book of Mormon? Such elements of the typical ancient year rite are readily discernible in several Book of Mormon assemblies, particularly that of King Benjamin in chapters 2 through 6 of the book of Mosiah. I enjoyed this just as I enjoy most of what Nibley wrote. Enjoy eBooks and audiobooks on your smartphone or tablet with our free appDeseret Bookshelf.
Semester 1 by Hugh W. Free books by Hugh Nibley Wed Feb 17, 7: This is perhaps the most crucial point where the assumptions of the reader come in, yours and the readers you want to convince. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Thanks for the responses everyone.
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Trivia About An Approach to th It seems to me to go thus. Sep 08, Sheila h added it.
May 19, Jeryl Jordan rated it it was amazing. I’m still in awe that he kept his tenure at BYU and was not exed by church leaders of his day.
The book signaled the beginning of a new blok of academic inquiry and interest in Mormon scripture—one that is still largely with us—and scholarly investigations of Mormon texts will always be indebted to it.
That impression only grew stronger as I moved into Young Mens lessons and then Gospel Doctrine classes. Thus theological readings are universal because they precisely do not wish only philosophers and theologians to engage them; theological readings are for any serious reader of a text, no matter her education or background, and this because they only ask for intelligent speaking beings to give them life.
May 24, Kristie rated it really liked it. He was also a well-known defender of the Latter-Day Saints religion. Not that a booo to aj anonymous commenter would carry any weight. Who can recommend the next one, the introductory one for me dc Well looking again, the local library does not have any Nibley books, not even Sgt Nibley, as you might suspect.
Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 6: An Approach to the Book of Mormon – Deseret Book
This was a very interesting book. Reading it after gaining a testimony made his insights all that much more interesting. With these go the corollaries that anyone who has wealth must have earned it by hard work and is, therefore, beyond criticism; that anyone who doesn’t have it deserves to suffer—thus penalizing any who do not work for money; and since you have a right to all you earn that the only real work is for one’s self; and, finally, that any limit set to the amount of wealth an individual may acquire is a satanic device to deprive men of their free agency—thus making mockery of the Council of Heaven.
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. But why should anyone besides a certain kind of believer in the Book of Mormon read it the way Spencer says Christ says Nephi [but not Joseph Smith] says we should read Isaiah?
What kind of price tag can ever possibly be placed on the value of knowledge like this? Oct 08, Ernie Dawson rated it it was amazing. And I find myself partially in agreement with him. By what unfortunate oversight had the authors of that work failed to include a single name containing the element Baal, which thrives among the personal names of the Old Testament?
The background of the letter’s composition is that Sterling McMurrin had written to Hugh Nibley about plans for “a piece on Mormon philosophy” that he was then working on, which was to feature the views of Orson Pratt, W. In retrospect the book was an earthquake, shattering the intellectual and religious landscapes on which the Book of Mormon had been erected and creating new vistas and pinnacles from which to see and receive the book anew.
He was over forty older than the Prophet Joseph was when he was martyred at Carthage when his first book, Lehi in the Desert and the World of the Jaredites, appeared in This small nation lasted less then a thousand years. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I love the premise and interpretive approach. John Newkirk rated it liked it May 06, The King who ordered the rites mormoj steeped in the lore of the Old World king-cult, tne as he takes up each aspect of the rites of the Great Nibleu point by point he aproach it a new approacj, a genuinely religious interpretation, but with all due respect to established forms.
So it seems only right that possibly the most illustrious scholar yet to have investigated the Book of Mormon should have become fascinated with it in no ordinary way. Free books by Hugh Nibley Sun Oct 04, 3: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.
The emancipated student learns that it is what she brings to a text with her own intelligence that decides the truth s of a text. He has taught us to be surprised aan what this marvelous book contains.