By Hugh Nibley
Dr. Hugh W. Nibley, professor emeritus of historical scriptures at Brigham younger collage, gave the subsequent twenty-six lectures in an honors type at the Pearl of serious fee. This type used to be videotaped within the Maesar construction in the course of wintry weather semester 1986 and the textual content was once then transcribed and is incorporated the following during this e-book.
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Russian Orthodoxy below the previous Regime used to be first released in 1978. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique college of Minnesota Press versions. during this publication, that is particularly appropriate for direction use, 11 students research probably the most vital associations of imperial Russia, the Orthodox church within the centuries prior to the Russian revolution.
This e-book strains the evolution of non secular attitudes in a big transitional interval in Russian heritage. The 16th and 17th centuries in Russia observed the sluggish decline of monastic spirituality, the increase of miracle cults, and finally the start of a extra own and personal religion that under pressure morality rather than public rituals.
Pilgram Marpeck used to be an excellent engineer and passionate theologian devoted to justice and nonviolence. whereas millions died through the tumultuous years of the Reformation, Marpeck constantly stood as much as the ruling powers, calling for freedom of faith and separation of church and country. Walter Klaassen and William Klassen, editors of The Writings of Pilgram Marpeck, have deeply mined Marpeck' s writing and discussion with different Reformation leaders putting his existence, paintings, and theology within the context of his violent, altering occasions.
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He was going around this way, and he went to the schools. His family was wealthy, so he visited the schools of the philosophers to find an answer. "I visited the philosophers' schools, and what did I hear there? Nothing but dogmatic assertions and rebuttals, and nothing but a constant wrangling and display of wits. Always displaying their skill in syllogisms, binding words together. If A equals B, B equals C, therefore God is at the end of a chain of syllogisms. And the main purpose was to show off, he says.
And then Professor Albright, who has talked here and has an honorary degree from here; the most distinguished biblical scholar America ever produced, William Foxwell Albright. I'll never forget what he said as we came from the airport, "My, it feels good to get away from those anemic Protestants," he said. Well, the Pearl of Great Price is not anemic. It carries a wallop. " Glosses are changes and corrections by scribes-alterations, notations, those things. That isn't what has damaged the Bible.
So what we begin with is this one theme. They have taken many precious things away from the scriptures, from the record. We have one book that restores them, and only one. It is not the Book of Mormon. It's not the Doctrine and Covenants. It's the Pearl of Great Price that restores the many precious things that were taken away and cause people to stumble. I collected a number of relevant passages years ago. There are just a couple of short ones here from the Book of Mormon. 1 Ne. 13:23 . He sees the book in a vision, and he says it is very close to the Old Testament we have now, but they have taken away a lot of it and there is not much left.
Ancient Documents and the Pearl of Great Price by Hugh Nibley