Category Archives: Temple

Updated Temple Studies Bibliography with 8500+ Items

If you have not previously seen the incredible Temple Studies Bibliography put together by Dan Bachman at the Utah-based Academy for Temple Studies, you should seriously take a moment to check it out now. The Temple Studies Bibliography is incredibly, unfathomably extensive, with over 8,500 items, including some 460 PhD dissertations — all related to […]

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My Temple on Mount Zion Conference Presentation (Slides)

The 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference in memory of Matthew Brown, held October 25th was an enormous success. It brought together many great minds who took various creative and insightful approaches to the topic of the ancient temple. I was very happy to be a part of it.  For those of you who could […]

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Event: 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

via 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference Saturday, 25 October, 2014, full day, 251 TNRB (N. Eldon Tanner Building), Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah The Interpreter Foundation would like to announce a forthcoming conference, the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference to be held in 251 TNRB (N. Eldon Tanner Building) on the campus of Brigham Young University, in Provo, […]

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Presentation: “What Did Joseph Smith Know about the LDS Temple Ordinance by 1836?”

Jeff Bradshaw is a personal friend of mine and an excellent author and student of the Restored Gospel. I highly recommend taking the time this Friday to see his important presentation. Via Interpreter Jeffrey M. Bradshaw will be giving a presentation at Eborn Books this coming Friday, August 8, in Salt Lake City.  His topic is […]

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The Temple on Mount Zion: “From Dust to Exalted Crown”

I am posting here a presentation that I gave a while back at the “Temple on Mount Zion” conference held in September 2012, sponsored by the Interpreter Foundation in memory of Matthew Brown. It was an awesome gathering, with many great scholars presenting on various topics related to the temple.  If you haven’t seen them […]

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Enoch and the City of Zion: Can an Entire Community Ascend to Heaven?

There are some things that I have done in the past year or two that I have not managed to post on this blog. I hope to rectify some of that and be a bit more active in getting things up here. One of these is my participation in early 2013 in a conference entitled […]

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Conference Schedule The Academy for Temple Studies and the Utah State University Religious Studies program announce further details of the conference to be held on October 23, 2013, on the campus of Utah State University.  It will start at 9:15 a.m. in the Eccles Conference Center and adjourn at 4:30 p.m.  Since seating is limited, we […]

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New Material on

I have recently been contributing a bit to the website of the Academy for Temple Studies —  As Bryce Haymond has recently posted information about some of this new material, I will just re-post here from his blog, An “Enoch and the Temple” conference occurred in February 2013, with a keynote by George Nickelsburg.Videos of […]

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