Eloquent Witness: 17

Eloquent Witness One of the stunning aspects of Dr Hugh Nibley s genius was his persistent sense of wonder That trait induced him to range widely through very disparate subjects of study all covered in volume of Th

  • Title: Eloquent Witness: 17
  • Author: Hugh Nibley
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  • Page: 237
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  • One of the stunning aspects of Dr Hugh Nibley s genius was his persistent sense of wonder That trait induced him to range widely through very disparate subjects of study all covered in volume 17 of The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple In this compilation of materials, most of which have been published previously outside the Collected WoOne of the stunning aspects of Dr Hugh Nibley s genius was his persistent sense of wonder That trait induced him to range widely through very disparate subjects of study all covered in volume 17 of The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple In this compilation of materials, most of which have been published previously outside the Collected Works volumes, Nibley explores the ancient Egyptians, the temple, the life sciences, world literature, ancient Judaism, and Joseph Smith and the Restoration The contents of this volume illustrate the breadth of his interest through autobiographical sketches, interviews, book reviews, forewords to books, letters, memorial tributes, Sunday School lessons, and various writings about the temple.

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    1. I really did not read it all fact very little. Just couldn't get into it. Maybe will try again sometimeor not.

    2. As I have mentioned before, Hugh Nibley was the top Mormon intellectual for close to 50 years. In ELOQUENT WITNESS: NIBLEY ON HIMSELF, OTHERS, AND THE TEMPLE (volume 17 of the Collected Works), the all-too-brief autobiographical sketches and other personal materials are worth the price of admission. Also interesting are his reviews and forewords.The section on temples, however, which constitutes almost half the book, seemed oddly familiar to someone who had read 15 of the preceding 16 volumes. I [...]

    3. My biggest issue with Nibley, is that he bases a good deal of his statements of "fact" on sketchy appocrapha. He has a definite take on the past that he bases off of writings that are not scripture. In fact, he assumes that the readers know much more than I knew. He throws out names and references so thick and fast, without explanation of where they come from or why he trusts them, that I had a very difficult time reading what he had to say. I am sure he is knowledgeable and scholarly, but he se [...]

    4. This is a mixed collection of essays by Nibley. I really liked the beginning--all too short autobiographies that show the wit and good humor of the man. The middle is a mixed bag of his writings, some more interesting to me than others. I thought the editting could have been improved by providing more context for each essay. The final section, on Temples, was heavier and, unsurprisingly, reminiscent of his earlier writings on the Temple. In all, full of good insights and well worth my time. I fe [...]

    5. Amazing! Nibley from beyond the grave! I'm so grateful that the folks at FARMS are still publishing his works. I'm hoping that there is more. This latest edition is one of the best ever. Seek ye out of the best books

    6. This is what kept my brain occupied when I got home from my mission. Some great insights, particularly concerning Mormon culture outside of the doctrine.

    7. I like reading Nibley on occasion. Makes me think more deeply than usual. A good thing as we start in on the Old Testament.

    8. No one, Mormon or otherwise, has quite had the same intellect as this man.His writing paralyzes the reader, and infuses wisdom among the mind.

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