BYU Studies Articles on the Temple


BYU Studies

John W. Welch, Editor in Chief of BYU Studies, has informed me of a comprehensive list of articles dealing with the temple that have been published in the journal BYU Studies over the years. This is a fantastic collection of LDS scholarship on the temple, dealing with a wide variety of temple-related topics, including book reviews, with direct links to the articles on the BYU Studies website.

After clicking on the links below, you can click on the “Download Article/PDF: FREE” link on the right-hand side to download, read, and print a PDF of each article. The majority of these articles are free to download and read, but a few recently published articles might have a small price attached (BYU Studies subscribers can log in to the website to read these articles also for free).

The list is in alphabetical order by title.

The Apocalypse of Adam
Author: Stephen E. Robinson
Journal: 17:2

The Apostle Peter and the Kirtland Temple
Author: Lyndon W. Cook
Journal: 15:4

The Appearance of Elijah and Moses in the Kirtland Temple and the Jewish Passover
Author: Stephen D. Ricks
Journal: 23:4

Artworks in the Celestial Room of the First Nauvoo Temple
Author: Jill C. Major
Journal: 41:2

Building the Kingdom of God: Mormon Architecture before 1847
Author: W. Ray Luce
Journal: 30:2

The Catholic Liturgy and the Mormon Temple
Author: Marcus von Wellnitz
Journal: 21:1

City, Temple, Stage: Eschatological Architecture and Liturgical Theatrics in New Spain

Author: Jaime Lara
Reviewer: Allen J. Christenson
Journal: 45:3

Doctrine and the Temple in Nauvoo
Author: Larry C. Porter, Milton V. Backman, Jr.
Journal: 32:1-2

The Early Christian Prayer Circle
Author: Hugh Nibley
Journal: 19:1

The Early Temples of the Mormons
Author: Laurel B. Andrew
Reviewer: Jon D. Green
Journal: 19:3

Exterior Symbolism of the Salt Lake Temple: Reflecting the Faith That Called the Place into Being
Author: Richard G. Oman, John P. Snyder
Journal: 36:4

The Ezekiel Mural at Dura Europos: A Witness of Ancient Jewish Mysteries?
Author: Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
Journal: 49:1

The First Mormon Temple: Design, Construction, and Historic Context of the Kirtland Temple
Author: Elwin C. Robison
Reviewer: Larry C. Porter
Journal: 36:4

The First Mormon Temple: Design, Construction, and Historic Context of the Kirtland Temple
Author: Elwin C. Robison
Reviewer: Paul L. Anderson
Journal: 38:3

A Gathering Place: Russian Week at the Stockholm Sweden Temple
Author: John C. Thomas
Journal: 39:1

The Great High Priest
Author: Margaret Barker
Journal: 42:3–4

Herod the Great’s Building Program
Author: Andrew Teasdale
Journal: 36:3

A House for the Most High: The Story of the Original Nauvoo Temple
Author: Matthew S. McBride
Reviewer: Stanley J. Thayne
Journal: 47:1

“Initiates of Isis Now, Come, Enter into the Temple!”: Masonic and Enlightenment Thought in The Magic Flute
Author: Paul E. Kerry
Journal: 43:3

A Jewel in the Gardens of Paradise: The Art and Architecture of the Hawai’i Temple
Author: Paul L. Anderson
Journal: 39:4

The Kirtland Temple
Author: Lauritz G. Peterson
Journal: 12:4

Last Rites and the Dynamics of Mormon Liturgy
Author: Jonathan A. Stapley
Journal: 50:2

Latter-day Saint Prayer Circles
Author: D. Michael Quinn
Journal: 19:1

“Line upon Line, Precept upon Precept:” Reflections on the 1877 Commencement of the Performance of Endowments and Sealings of the Dead
Author: Richard E. Bennett
Journal: 44:3

The Masada Synagogue and Its Relationship to Jewish Worship during the Second Temple Period
Author: E. Jan Wilson
Journal: 36:3

Miqvaot: Ritual Immersion Baths in Second Temple (Intertestamental) Jewish History
Author: Stephen D. Ricks
Journal: 36:3

The Mysteries of Godliness: A History of Mormon Temple Worship
Author: David John Buerger
Reviewer: Danel W. Bachman, Kenneth W. Godfrey
Journal: 36:2

Nauvoo’s Temple Square
Author: Lisle G. Brown
Journal: 41:4

New Photographs of the Alberta Canada Temple Site Dedication, 1913
Author: Richard Neitzel Holzapfel
Journal: 39:1

A Note On Provo Temple Site, 1968
Author: Dale T. Fletcher
Journal: 10:4

Panorama Paintings in the 1840s of the Mormon Temple in Nauvoo
Author: Joseph Earl Arrington
Journal: 22:2

Pentecost Continued: A Contemporaneous Account of the Kirtland Temple Dedication
Author: Steven C. Harper
Journal: 42:2

The Sacred Departments for Temple Work in Nauvoo: The Assembly Room and the Council Chamber
Author: Lisle G. Brown
Journal: 19:3

The Salt Lake Temple Infrastructure: Studying It Out in Their Minds
Author: Paul C. Richards
Journal: 36:2

Setting a Standard in LDS Art: Four Illustrators of the Mid-Twentieth Century
Author: Robert T. Barrett, Susan Easton Black
Journal: 44:2

Solomon’s Temple: Myth and History
Author: William J. Hamblin, David Rolph Seely
Reviewer: Daniel B. McKinlay
Journal: 47:4

Striving to Live the Principle in Utah’s First Temple City: A Snapshot of Polygamy in St. George, Utah, in June 1880
Author: Kathryn M. Daynes
Journal: 51:4

Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration
Author: Matthew B. Brown, Paul Thomas Smith
Reviewer: Joseph Fielding McConkie
Journal: 37:4

Temple and Cosmos, vol. 12
Author: Hugh Nibley
Reviewer: John W. Welch
Journal: 33:1

Temple Elements in Ancient Religious Communities
Author: Brent J. Schmidt
Journal: 50:1

Temples of the Most High and others
Author: Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Nelson B. Wadsworth, C. Mark Hamilton, C. Nina Curtrubus, J. Frederic Voros, Jr., Kathleen B. Peterson
Reviewer: Richard H. Cracroft
Journal: 34:4

Temple Themes in Christian Worship
Author: Margaret Barker
Reviewer: Don Norton
Journal: 47:4

Temple Theology: An Introduction
Author: Margaret Barker
Reviewer: Dean W. Collinwoood, James W. McConkie
Journal: 45:2

The Temple in Time and Eternity and The Gate of Heaven
Author: Matthew B. Brown
Reviewer: Gary Gillum
Journal: 39:2

Temple Worship and a Possible Reference to a Prayer Circle in Psalm 24
Author: Donald W. Parry
Journal: 32:4

The Temple of Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future
Author: John M. Lundquist
Reviewer: Jared W. Ludlow
Journal: 49:2

Vignettes of Temple-Bound Russians
Author: Thomas F. Rogers
Journal: 39:1

William Weeks, Architect of the Nauvoo Temple
Author: Joseph Earl Arrington
Journal: 19:3

“With God’s Assistance I Will Someday Be an Artist”: John B. Fairbanks’s Account of the Paris Art Mission
Author: Rachel Cope
Journal: 50:3


  1. J. Stapley
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Just now caught this. Excellent list.

    As a heads-up, scanning over it, it dawned on me that you are missing Nibley’s and Quinn’s articles on prayer circles (in the same issue).

  2. Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Do you know what issue? We can add them.

  3. J. Stapley
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Volume 19, Fall 1978. Vintage.

  4. Posted April 3, 2013 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    They’ve been added. Thanks.

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