Things To Act
Saturday, February 26, 2005
The passing of Hugh Nibley, at age 94, was hardly unexpected. It's difficult to know what to say about him--his life being the source of inspiration and argumentation to so many, and his works being so prolific. I am not academically competent (and few are) to judge his scholarship, but his works are still notable in many ways.
- Approaching Zion's themes of antimaterialism and consecration are life-changing. A must-read.
- Tinkling Cymbals and Sounding Brass is an excellent antidote to anti in all kinds. When I first read it, reading some of the charges he discussed was somewhat uncomfortable. Coming back to it having seem much more anti, I was struck by how much anti is simply the same tired charges, strung together over and over. It's hard to be unprepared for it if you've read TCSB.
- Virtually all of the works on the Book of Mormon are interesting and give fresh perspective on familiar scripture.
- Finally, virtually all of his work gives a sense of enthusiasm and intellectual joy in the gospel that I much appreciate.
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