193- Temples through the ages

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Stephen D. Ricks, “Temples through the Ages.”  EM:??

192- Macrae, Temple as house of revelation

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

GeorgeMacRae, “The Temple as a House of Revelation in the Nag Hammadi Texts.”  FARMS transcript

191- Honey, Chinese plate

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

David B. Honey and Michael Lyon, “An Inscribed Chinese Gold Plate in its Context: Glimpses of the Sacred Center.” DAS 19-66.

190- Gee, Keeper of the gate

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

John Gee. “The Keeper of the Gate.”  TTE: 233-274.

189-Strathern, Mosque

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Gaye Strathearn and Brian Hauglid, “The Great Mosque and its Ka’ba as an Islamic Temple Complex in Light of Lundquist’s Typology of Ancient Near Eastern Temples.” TTE:275-302.

188-Hamblin, Mysticism

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

William Hamblin, “Temple Motifs in Jewish Mysticism.” TAW: 440-476.

  • Examines the theme in early Jewish literature of ascending into heaven, bypassing the gatekeepers/sentinels, and entering God’s presence.
  • Gospelink (subscription required).

187- terminology

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Joseph Smith and his contemporaries used multiple terms to refer to the ordinances and those who had received them. They spoke of the “Holy Order,” the “order of the Ancient of Days,” “the Quorum of the Anointed,” etc.

186- Welch, Word Studies

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

John Welch, “New Testament Word Studies.”  Ensign April 1993, 28-30.

  • Includes study on the words “Endow” and “Perfect.”
  • He wrote a second article of New Testament word studies that is equally useful, Ensign January 1995.
  • A longer original version of both articles and other words used to be available from FARMS, but is no longer in their database or at byubookstore.com.

185- VAlletta, Alma and AMulek

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Thomas R. Valletta, “Conflicting Orders: Alma and Amulek at Ammonihah.”  TTE:183-232.

  • This article discusses the Holy Order of Melchizedek as described in Alma 13 and its priesthood connection with temple ordinances. Unmentioned in the text is that Joseph Smith referred to the restored collection of Temple ordinances by several names, including “The Holy Order.”
  • FARMS link, for subscribers.

184-

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

LeGrand Baker, “Temple Characteristics of the Book of Mormon.” JBMS 6:2 ??

  • A shortened version of a much longer paper examining the Book of Mormon in light of Lundquist’s Temple typology.

183- Nibley, Ancient Temples

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Hugh Nibley, “Ancient Temples: What Do They Signify?” Ensign, September 1972. Reprinted in TAW: 399-410.

182- Welch, Temples in BoM

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

John Welch, “The Temple in the Book of Mormon: The Temples at the Cities of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Bountiful.”  TAW: 297-387.

181- Thomas, Brother of JAred at the veil

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

M. Catherine Thomas, “The Brother of Jared at the Veil.” TAW: 388-398.

180- Bickmore, REview of Holding

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Barry Bickmore’s “Dead End or Dead On?” -A Review of J.P. Holding, “Baptism and Beyond: The Mormon Doctrine of Baptism for the Dead,” in The Mormon Defenders: How Latter-day Saint Apologists Misinterpret the Bible, an antimormon argument about Baptism for the Dead. (No longer on-line)

179- Peterson/Ricks, Baptism for Dead

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Daniel C. Peterson and Stephen D. Ricks. “Baptism for the Dead and Secrecy” from Offenders for a Word: How Anti-Mormons Play Word Games to Attach the Latter-day Saints.

  • This is an excellent book which examines Early Christianity in light of doctrinal objections against Mormonism.

178- Tvedtnes, REview

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

John A. Tvedtnes’ review of Luke P. Wilson (of the so-called Institute for Religious Research, an evangelical anti-mormon ministry) “Does the Bible Teach Salvation for the Dead? A Survey of the Evidence” and “Did Jesus Establish Baptism for the Dead?” in FRB 10:2 (1998): 184-199.

177- Tvedtnes, Baptism pronouns

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

John Tvedtnes, “If baptism for the dead is a ‘suppressed’ Christian doctrine dating from the apostolic age, why did Paul use the pronoun ‘they’ instead of the personal ‘we’ or ‘ye’ when referring to the practice?”  online discussion.

176- Tvedtnes, Coptic Rationale

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

John Tvedtnes. “Baptism for the Dead: The Coptic Rationale.”

175- Welch, Review of Corinthian religion

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

John Welch, Review of “Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:29): Insights from Archaeology.”  FRB 8:2 (1996) :43-45.

  • A Response to Richard E. DeMaris, Journal of Biblical Literature 114/4 (1995): 661-82.

174- Baugh, Baptism for Dead outside Temple

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Alex L. Baugh. “‘For This Ordinance Belongeth to My House’: The Practice of Baptism for the Dead Outside the Nauvoo Temple.” Mormon Historical Studies 3, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 47-58. In .pdf format.

173- Millet, Baptism

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Robert L. Millet, “Was baptism for the dead a non-Christian practice in New Testament times (see 1 Cor. 15:29)…?” – Ensign, August 1987, 19-20

172- Tvedtnes, Proxy baptism, Ensign

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

John A. Tvedtnes, “Proxy Baptism.”  Ensign, February 1977.

171- EM, Salvation for the Dead

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

“Salvation of the Dead.” –EM, 1257-1259.

170- NIbley, Baptism for Dead

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Hugh Nibley, “Baptism for the Dead in Ancient Times.”  MEC: 100-168.

114- Burton, Baptism Dead, EM

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

“Baptism for the Dead.” –Two articles, by Elder H. David Burton and Krister Stendahl (Lutheran Bishop of Sweden and former Dean of the Harvard Divinity School). EM, ??

169- Hamblin, Temple Motifs in JOhn 17

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

William Hamblin, “Temple Motifs in John 17.”  FARMS Paper. Not yet available online.

168- Tvedtnes, Early Jewish and Christian

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

John Tvedtnes. “Early Jewish and Christian Practices Related to the Temple.”  FAIR presentation

167- Grey, Becoming as a little child

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Matthew J. Grey. “Becoming as a Little Child: Elements of Ritual Rebirth in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity.”  Studia Antiqua: The Journal of the Student Society for Ancient Studies Vol. 1 Num. 1, Fall 2001. 63-85. Available soon from their website.

  • Discusses washing, anointing, clothing, and naming as early Christian and Jewish rituals of rebirth

166- Madsen, Temple and Restoration

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Truman G. Madsen,  “The Temple and the Restoration.” In The Temple in Antiquity, edited by Truman G. Madsen, (Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1984): 1-16.

165-Brown, TEmple in Luke and Acts

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

S. Kent Brown,  “The Temple in Luke and Acts.” In Revelation, Reason, and Faith: Essays in Honor of Truman C. Madsen, edited by Donald W. Parry, Daniel C. Peterson and Stephen D. Ricks (Provo, UT: FARMS, 2002): 615-633.

164- Bickmore,

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Barry Bickmore, “The Temple”  Chapter from his book, Restoring the Ancient Church: Joseph Smith and Early Christianity.

163- Bickmore, “The Temple”

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Barry Bickmore, “Early Mormonism and Christianity: ‘Orthodox’ Christian Esoteric Rites” from his webpage.

162- Bickmore, Early Christianity

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Barry Bickmore’s page on Early Christianity and the Endowment.

  • Barry Bickmore is a BYU geology professor who published Restoring the Ancient Church: Joseph Smith and Early Christianity, now available in entirety on-line. See the FAIR review and the FARMS review, both written by David Waltz, a friendly Catholic, which provide good information and perspective.
  • See also the next item.

161- MAtthews, Temple in Jesus day

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

Robert J. Matthews, “Were the blessings of the Temple available to the saints in Jesus’ day…?”  Ensign, September 1974.

160-Tvedtnes, Baptism in EC

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

John Tvedtnes, “Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity.”  TTE:55-78.

159- Thomas, Hebrews

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

M. Catharine Thomas, “Hebrews: To Ascend the Holy Mount.” TAW: 479-491.

158- Nolzapfel/Seeley, My Father’s House

By: The Monk - March 21, 2006

My Father’s House -Temple Worship and Symbolism in the New Testament by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and David Rolph Seely, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft, 1994). ISBN:0884949540

  • Out of print and hard to find. BYU library has several copies.

157-Widtsoe, gospel change

By: The Monk - March 17, 2006

Elder John A. Widtsoe, “Is the Gospel Changing?” in Evidences and Reconciliations (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft 1960), 47ff. 

156-Nibley, 40 day audio

By: The Monk - March 14, 2006

Hugh Nibley.  “The Forty Day Ministry.” Talk given at BYU Feb. 12, 1964, in mp3 format. Click here for part 1, here for part 2.

  • From BYU Speeches, a great resource with lots of free mp3s by professors, General Authorities, etc.

125-Wiley, 40 day.

By: The Monk - March 14, 2006

David Wiley, “The Forty-day teachings of Christ in the Books of Jeu and the Pistis Sophia: A Gnostic Endowment.”  Newly on-line again, here

  • David Wiley is Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University.

Under Construction

By: The Monk - March 12, 2006

To any who may stumble over this site, I am in process of transferring in all the content. I’m working on the two temple pages first, and then the BoM page. Other content may appear over time. If you do discover an embedded link that doesn’t go anywhere, please drop me a line.

Thanks for your patience!

124-Gee, 40 day ministry

By: The Monk - March 9, 2006

John Gee, “Forty-Day Ministry and Other Post-Resurrection Appearances of Jesus Christ”  EM, ??.

  • Also here, but requires some scrolling down to find it.

123-NIbley, 40 day ministry

By: The Monk - March 9, 2006

Hugh Nibley, “Evangelium Quadraginta Dierum: The Forty-day Mission of Christ—The Forgotten Heritage.”  MEC: 10-44.

122-GRiggs, 40 day ministry

By: The Monk - March 9, 2006

Wilfred Griggs and S. Kent Brown, “The 40-Day Ministry.”  Ensign August 1975: 6-10.

  • What happened after the resurrection? Apocryphal documents give accounts—some reliable, some not.”
  • Also available here.

121a-tvedtnes, baptism for dead in early Christianity

By: The Monk - March 9, 2006

John Tvedtnes,“Baptism for the Dead in Early Christianity.”  TTE:55-78.

121- Hamblin, Aspects of Early Christian Initiation

By: The Monk - March 9, 2006

William J. Hamblin, “Aspects of an Early Christian Initiation Ritual”-  BSAF  1:202-221.

120- Catholic Liturgy

By: The Monk - March 9, 2006

Marcus von Wellnitz, “The Catholic Liturgy and the Mormon Temple.” BYUS 21:1 (1981): 3-35.

  • A fascinating paper tracing the seeming remnant of early Christian temple ordinances into the ordinances of today’s Catholic church.
  • Direct PDF download (15 Mb) from BYU Studies, with pictures. (This is easier to read and download than the link above.

119-Parry, temple in heaven

By: The Monk - March 6, 2006

Jay and Donald Parry, “The Temple in Heaven: Its Description and Significance.”  TAW: 515-532.

118-Thomas, Hebrews

By: The Monk - March 6, 2006

M. Catharine Thomas, “Hebrews: To Ascend the Holy Mount.” TAW: 479-491. FARMS transcript  Gospelink (subscription required)

118a-Mckinlay, Temple in PEter

By: The Monk - March 6, 2006

Daniel B. McKinlay, “Temple Imagery in the Epistles of Peter.” TAW: 492-514.

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