For those of you who haven’t read the biography Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life, written by Boyd Jay Petersen, I highly recommend it. It is a fascinating read into the life of one the greatest scholars of the LDS Church. And it is now available as an e-book for reading on your iPad, Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader, for only $9.99. See the links below:
I thought I’d take a moment and give a shout out for The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR) and their 14th annual conference coming up in less than a month, on August 2-3, 2012, in Sandy, Utah. I have attended this conference in years past (which I liveblogged in 2008), and I will be attending again this year.
For those interested in the temple, topics will include “Book of Abraham, I Presume” by John Gee, and “Piercing the Veil: Temple Worship in the Lost 116 Pages” by Don Bradley, as well as many other very interesting subjects. Those that are interested in the ongoing FARMS/Maxwell Institute situation, the original founder of FARMS, John W. Welch, will be speaking about his further research on chiasmus, as will former Mormon Studies Review/FARMS Review editor Daniel C. Peterson, on the topic “Of ‘Mormon Studies’ and Apologetics,” which should be interesting given recent events.
It is significant to note that this year that you don’t have to travel to Sandy, Utah, to take part. The conference will also be available online via live video/audio streaming! You can sit in the comfort of your living room, or even on-the-go via your mobile smartphone or tablet, from anywhere in the world, and take part in this excellent conference. This news comes direct from FAIR:
This year we are providing Conference streaming for your Windows, Android, Apple, and even Roku devices. Here is a way for you to have your own FAIR Conference in your home. Hook it up to your big-screen TV and invite over your friends for a FAIR Conference event. We have updated our technology on this, so the price for streaming the conference into your home, or two your phones, computers or tablets is $15 for each day or $25 for both days. When you sign up, in the comments section please mention which device or devices you are planning on using (Roku, iphone, ipad, Android tablet, etc.)
Sign up for the two days of streaming here: http://bookstore.fairlds.org/product.php?id_product=1314
Thursday-only streaming here: http://bookstore.fairlds.org/product.php?id_product=1085
Friday-only streaming here: http://bookstore.fairlds.org/product.php?id_product=1313
Read more about the upcoming FAIR Conference here.
Update: I’ve changed some information here, as Trevor has given more details.
I can’t remember where I originally heard about the new Olivewood bookstore. It may have been in the Bloggernacle somewhere – perhaps FAIR. In any case, I had heard enough about this store that I decided that I had to visit it. It is located at 3330 N University Ave. Suite C in Provo, next to Magelby’s Fresh. I had some spare time a couple weeks ago, so I stopped by. I’m glad I did! [Read more…]