Temples

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Temple Pro Tempore: The Salt Lake City Endowment House

Temple Pro Tempore: The Salt Lake City Endowment House

Journal of Mormon History. Vol. 34, no. 4 (Fall 2008): 1-68

By:

Lisle G. Brown

Joseph Smith’s Introduction of Temple Ordinances and the 1844 Mormon Succession Question

Joseph Smith’s Introduction of Temple Ordinances and the 1844 Mormon Succession Question

Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1982

By:

Andrew F. Ehat

The Law of Adoption: One Phase of the Development of the Mormon Concept of Salvation, 1830-1980

The Law of Adoption: One Phase of the Development of the Mormon Concept of Salvation, 1830-1980

BYU Studies Quarterly Volume 14 Issue 3 Article 2: 291-314

By:

Gordon Irving

What Has Become of Our Fathers?’ Baptism for the Dead at Nauvoo

What Has Become of Our Fathers?’ Baptism for the Dead at Nauvoo

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. Vol. 23, no. 2 (Spring 1990): 85-97

By:

M. Guy Bishop

Saviors on Mt. Zion’: Mormon Sacramentalism, Mortality, and the Baptisms for the Dead

Saviors on Mt. Zion’: Mormon Sacramentalism, Mortality, and the Baptisms for the Dead

Journal of Mormon History, Vol. 39 No. 4 (Fall 2013): 182-238

By:

Ryan G. Tobler

Mormon Women and the Temple: Toward a New Understanding

Mormon Women and the Temple: Toward a New Understanding

In Sisters in Spirit: Mormon Women in Historical and Cultural Perspective: 80-108

By:

Carol Cornwall Madsen

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The Holy Temple

The Holy Temple

By:

Boyd K. Packer

Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1894-1994

Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1894-1994

By:

James B. Allen, Jessie L. Embrey and Kahlile B. Mehr

The Early Temples of the Mormons: The Architecture of the Millennial Kingdom in the American West

The Early Temples of the Mormons: The Architecture of the Millennial Kingdom in the American West

By:

Laurel B. Andrew

Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, 1840-1845: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois (Volumes 1-7)

Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, 1840-1845: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois (Volumes 1-7)

By:

Susan Easton Black and Harvey Bischoff Black

Images Of The New Jerusalem: Latter Day Saint Faction Interpretations

Images Of The New Jerusalem: Latter Day Saint Faction Interpretations

By:

Craig Steven Campbell

The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women's History

The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women's History

By:

Jill Mulvay Derr, Carol Cornwall Madsen, Kate Holbrook, and Matthew J. Grow

Nauvoo: A Place of Peace, A People of Promise

Nauvoo: A Place of Peace, A People of Promise

By:

Glen M. Leonard

The Temple: Where Heaven Meets Earth

The Temple: Where Heaven Meets Earth

By:

Truman G. Madsen

The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology

The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology

By:

Jonathan A. Stapley

Wilford Woodruff’s Journal, 1833-1898.(9 volumes)

Wilford Woodruff’s Journal, 1833-1898.(9 volumes)

By:

Wilford Woodruff

Things in Heaven and On Earth: The Life and Times of Wilford Woodruff, A Mormon Prophet

Things in Heaven and On Earth: The Life and Times of Wilford Woodruff, A Mormon Prophet

By:

Thomas G. Alexander

The Development of Latter-day Saint Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History

The Development of Latter-day Saint Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History

By:

Devery S. Anderson

Temples Rising: A Heritage of Sacrifice

Temples Rising: A Heritage of Sacrifice

By:

Richard E. Bennett

The Mysteries of Godliness: A History of Mormon Temple Worship

The Mysteries of Godliness: A History of Mormon Temple Worship

By:

David J. Buerger

Temples to Dot the Earth

Temples to Dot the Earth

By:

Richard O. Cowan

Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

By:

David J. Hewlett

Sisters in Spirit: Mormon Women in Historical and Cultural Perspective

Sisters in Spirit: Mormon Women in Historical and Cultural Perspective

By:

Lavina Fielding Anderson and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher

Temple and Cosmos: Beyond the Ignorant Present

Temple and Cosmos: Beyond the Ignorant Present

By:

Hugh W. Nibley

The House of the Lord: A Study of Holy Sanctuaries Ancient and Modern

The House of the Lord: A Study of Holy Sanctuaries Ancient and Modern

By:

James E. Talmage

All that was Promised: The St. George Temple and the Unfolding of the Restoration

All that was Promised: The St. George Temple and the Unfolding of the Restoration

By:

Blaine M. Yorgason, Richard A. Schmutz, and Douglas D. Alder