Temple Information Page

To paraphrase D&C 123:12, "there are many yet in the Church ...who are only kept from learning more about the temple because they know not where to find it..."

Look no further.

The information collected here is intended to help people prepare for, attend, and understand the temple, and aid in preparing LDS Sunday School, gospel doctrine and especially temple preparation classes.

Click on a category to the right to see resources with summaries, links, and references. Many references appear in more than one category.

Most recent additions to the index appear below as well as in their categories.

Recent Additions

  1. Alonzo Gaskill,  The Savior and the Serpent: Unlocking the Doctrine of the Fall (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005)

    • I haven’t read this, and can offer no opinion.
    • Deseret Book
  2. Elder John A. Widtsoe, “Is the Gospel Changing?” in Evidences and Reconciliations (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft 1960), 47ff. 

  3. 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.

  4. Andrew F. Ehat. “‘That they might have known he was not a fallen prophet.’ The Nauvoo Journal of Joseph Fielding.” BYU Studies 19:2 (Winter 1979): 133-167.

    • Contains first-hand accounts of relevant information on the restoration and early implementation of the temple ordinances.
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