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Until now there has been no scholarly examination of the derivation and development of the temple--something David John Buerger suggests all Mormons should know. By grounding the ceremony's meaning in symbolism and context, Latter-day Saints should find the ritual more enriching. Non-Mormons, too, may better appreciate the syncretic interweaving of old and new traditions in this highest form of Mormon devotion.
This book is very factual information about the changes of the temple. It uses quotes, journal entries, letters from apostles, prophets, former temple presidents, and temple... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Travelboy
Very interesting history of the Temple ceremony. It doesn't answer everything you probably want to know more about, but hits probably 90%. Read morePublished 11 months ago by S. Barry
A little light on details, Could be longer and more in-depth. Good for what it is, though.Published 13 months ago by PL000
Got this for some insight on the Temple Rites. Has some interesting parallels, and did touch on some of my own personal thoughts. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by CA Dad
That's all I can say, I haven't read (or even seen) this book; I give it a default 3 stars ONLY b/c necessary to post. Read morePublished on March 28, 2011 by anders tron-haukebo
I recomend this book to all Latter-Day-Saints. Especially those who have gone through the Temple. You will learn many things about the origens of our modern ceremony.Published on February 22, 2011 by Shane
A very interesting history of the first few years of meetings before the completion of the first temples giving a view of how temple ordinances may have developed using Mormon... Read morePublished on October 4, 2009 by The Good Sheppard
Interesting how they reached their conclusions, but much of it is biased by personal opinion and judgement.Published on May 1, 2009 by Peter Morrison