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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Third Interpreter Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference “The Temple on Mount Zion”Through modern revelation Joseph Smith restored the ancient tradition of temples and the ordinances performed therein. Studies of ancient temples can shed much light on latter-day temples and temple worship. The purpose of this conference is to increase understanding and appreciation of temple rituals and doctrines, and to encourage participation in the redeeming work of family history and temple worship.
When: November 5, 2016
Free and open to the public.
Watch for additional details on www.mormoninterpreter.com
New, updated, and upcoming publications
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. PDF
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. Faith, Hope, and Charity: The Three Principal Rungs of the Ladder of Divine Ascent, in preparation. Draft PDF
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and Bowen, Matthew L. “By the Blood Ye Are Sanctified”: The Symbolic, Salvific, Interrelated, Additive, Retrospective, and Anticipatory Nature of the Ordinances of Spiritual Rebirth in John 3 and Moses 6. Paper to be presented at the 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Symposium, 5 November, 2016, in preparation.
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. The future isn’t what it used to be: Artificial Intelligence meets natural stupidity. In Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. and David H. Bailey, eds. Body, Brain, Mind, and Spirit. Science and Mormonism Series 2. Orem and Salt Lake City, UT: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, in preparation.
Bradshaw, Jeffrey M. “A church with one member”: The religious art of James T. Harwood, in preparation.
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