Temple Themes in the Scriptures

Allusions to temple themes can be found throughout the scriptures, but it is not always easy to recognize them. Efforts have been made to bridge this gap through books that explain the meaning of specific symbols used in scripture and temple worship. However, most of us not only struggle with the meaning of individual concepts and symbols, but also—and perhaps more crucially—in understanding how these concepts and symbols fit together as a whole system. The symbols and concepts of the temple are best understood, not in isolation, but within the full context of temple teachings to which they belong.

My purpose is to explore ancient and modern perspectives that seem to shed light on the meaning and significance of LDS scripture and temple worship.

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Upcoming events

Science and Mormonism 2: Body, Brain, Mind, and Spirit

This is the second in a series of Science and Mormonism symposia sponsored by The Interpreter Foundation, along with Utah Valley University, BYU Studies, and FairMormon. The all-day event will be keynoted by Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, the Director of the Vatican Observatory and recent recipient of the Carl Sagan award. Additional speakers include Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Samuel M. Brown, James E. Faulconer, Brant A. Gardner, Ugo A. Perego, Daniel C. Peterson, Jani Radebaugh, Stephen H. Webb, and Camille Stilson Williams.

When: March 12, 2016, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Where: Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

Free and open to the public.
Watch for additional details on www.mormoninterpreter.com

New, updated, and upcoming publications

Links to these new book chapters have been added to the publication page. The books in which these chapters will appear should be available sometime in the first quarter of 2016:

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “What did Joseph Smith know about modern temple ordinances by 1836?” In The Temple: Ancient and Restored, Stephen D. Ricks and Donald W. Parry, eds. Proceedings of the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Symposium. Temple on Mount Zion Series 3. Salt Lake City: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016, pp. 1–123.

Bailey David H. and Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Introduction: Science and Mormonism.” In Cosmos, Earth and Man, David H. Bailey, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, John S. Lewis, Gregory L. Smith, and Michael R. Stark, eds. Science and Mormonism Series 1. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016, pp. 1–12.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Science and Genesis: A Personal View.” In Cosmos, Earth and Man, David H. Bailey, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, John S. Lewis, Gregory L. Smith, and Michael R. Stark, eds. Science and Mormonism Series 1. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016, pp. 135–192.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “Frequently Asked Questions About Science and Genesis.” In Cosmos, Earth and Man, David H. Bailey, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, John S. Lewis, Gregory L. Smith, and Michael R. Stark, eds. Science and Mormonism Series 1. Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016, pp. 193–257.

Bailey, David H. and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. Science and Mormonism. In Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 19:2, in press. PDF

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be: Artificial Intelligence Meets Natural Stupidity. Paper to be presented at the Second Interpreter Science and Mormonism Symposium: Body, Brain, Mind, and Spirit, 12 March 2016, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Faith, Hope, and Charity: The Three Principal Rungs of the Ladder of Divine Ascent, in preparation.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “By the Blood Ye Are Sanctified.” Paper to be presented at the 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Symposium, October, 2016, in preparation.

Progress continues on the following upcoming books and articles:

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Temple Themes in the Keys and Symbols of the Priesthood. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Temas del templo en el libro de Moisés. (Spanish edition of Temple Themes in the Book of Moses.) Translated by Daniel Plata. Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Books, 2016.

Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “‘He That Thrusteth in His Sickle with His Might…Bringeth Salvation to His Soul’: Doctrine and Covenants Section 4 and the Reward of Consecrated Service.” In Nick Galieti, ed., D&C 4: A Lifetime of Study in Discipleship. Salt Lake City, UT: Eborn Books, 2016, forthcoming. Draft PDF

Brown, Matthew B. and Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. The Throne of God. American Fork and Orem, UT: Covenant Communications and The Interpreter Foundation, forthcoming.

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