Category Archives: Texts

Pondering the Temple Experience Through Scripture

A friend of mine, Steve Reed, has put together a great collection of scriptures that relate to the temple.  He has entitled it, “Through the Veil: Pondering the Temple Experience Through Scripture.” It is simply a collection of scriptures, from all books of the LDS canon, that have been arranged according to the temple context. […]

Book Reviews, Abstracts, Enoch Material at Academy for Temple Studies

I want to draw your attention to great new temple-related material which has been posted at the Academy for Temple Studies website at An “Enoch and the Temple” conference occurred in February 2013, with a keynote by George Nickelsburg. Videos of the conference are now available. The Temple Studies Bibliography has been updated again, […]

Temple Studies Bibliography Now Online

One of the presentations at the conference “Mormonism and the Temple” in Logan last month was by Danel W. Bachman, who presented the culmination of a project that he has been working on for the past six years.  It is the compilation of a very extensive bibliography on temple studies.  Other temple bibliographies have been […]

The Doctrine of Exaltation, Godhood or Deification

Some criticize the Church because of one doctrine we hold most dear, which is exaltation.  This has also been referred to at different times and places as godhood, deification, divinization, taking upon the divine nature, making divine, or theosis (also theiosis, theopoiesis, theōsis; from the Greek Θέωσις).  It is, in its most basic description, that man […]

Evolution? My First Impressions

For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth…  And out of the ground made I, the Lord God, to grow every tree, naturally, that is pleasant to the sight of man; and man could behold it. And it became […]

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