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1950
Bell, Albert W. The Mighty Drama of Israel and the Jew.. Salt Lake City: Stevens and Wallis, 1950.
Nibley, Hugh W. “The End of What?” An unpublished, book-length manuscript from the 1950s.

Discusses the eschatological theories of the early Christian church. Intended to be included in The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Lehi in the Desert.” Improvement Era in 10 parts running from January 1950 through October 1950.

Virtually all that is known of the world in which Lehi is purported to have lived has been discovered within the last hundred years, mostly within the last thirty. How does this information check with that in the book of 1 Nephi? A classic reflection on Lehi’s world in Arabia: poetry, tree of life, family affairs, politics, imagery, travel, tents, and foods. One of the first attempts to test the Book of Mormon against known geographical and cultural details in the regions where Lehi probably traveled in the Old World.

Reid, Rose Marie. Attention Israel. N.p., 1950.

Scattering and gathering of Israel

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Christmas Quest.” Millennial Star vols. 103–112, 1941-1950; vol. 112, 1950; no. 1, Church History Library, January 1950.

Reprinted in Eloquent Witness: Nibley on Himself, Others, and the Temple, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 17.

EDITORS NOTE: With Christmas still fresh in our memories, Professor Hugh Nibley, in this article especially prepared for the readers of the Millennial Star, gives us an interesting insight into what the world looks for in the celebration of Christmas. Nibley briefly looked into the question of whether it is possible that the bewildering profusion of Christmas observances might contain, among other things, a latent longing for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

See also: “The Christmas Quest” (2008)
West, Franklin L. Discovering the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: L.D.S. Department of Education, 1950.

Textbook with review questions

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 01 (January 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1—The Problem.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 1 (January 1950): 102–4, 155–59.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Tests the story of Lehi against various markers certain Egyptologists use to test the authenticity of other Egyptian stories.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 02 (February 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 2.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 2 (February 1950): 102–4, 155–59.

This talks about the teaching of the Lord after his resurrection.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 03 (March 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 3—The Problem.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 3 ( March 1950): 200–2, 222, 225–26, 229–30.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Looks at the various dreams of prophets and how they related to the prophets’ lives at the time they had them.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “120th Annual Conference April 1950.” General Conference, April 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 120th Annual Conference April 1950. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950, 200 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 04 (April 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 4.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 4 (April 1950): 276–77, 320–26.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Discusses the distinction that Lehi dwelt in a tent as showing him of a different class as those who dwelt in sturdier houses.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “120th Annual Conference Session: Thursday morning, April 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “120th Annual Conference Session: Thursday afternoon, April 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “120th Annual Conference Session: Saturday morning, April 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “120th Annual Conference Session: Saturday afternoon, April 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “120th Annual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, April 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “120th Annual Conference Session: Sunday morning, April 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “120th Annual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, April 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Smith, George Albert. “The Pathway of Righteousness.” Delivered at the Thursday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Richards, George F. “‘This Is My Work and My Glory’” Delivered at the Thursday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
McKay, David O. “Free Agency…A Divine Gift.” Delivered at the Thursday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “The Power of Prayer.” Delivered at the Thursday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Bowen, Albert E. “The Basis of Christian Faith.” Delivered at the Thursday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Merrill, Joseph F. “Repentance…or Slavery.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Young, Levi Edgar. “‘A Land of Thine Inheritance’” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Smith, Eldred G. “Strongest Is the Gentle Hand.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Jews Return to Palestine and Fulfil Prophecy.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Sonne, Alma. “God’s Purposes Are Ripening in the Earth.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Romney, Marion G. “Hearken…and Obey.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Hunter, Milton R. “The First and Second Great Commandments.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Lee, Harold B. “Let Us Be as One!” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Evans, Richard L. “The Power and Privilege of Repentance.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “The Hand of God.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Smith, George Albert. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “He Is Risen.” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Cowley, Matthew. “Spirit of Discernment.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Widtsoe, John A. “Universal Brotherhood.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
McConkie, Bruce R. “The Atonement of Christ.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “Spiritual and Temporal Security.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Young, Clifford E. “God’s Abundant Blessings.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Moyle, Henry D. “‘In the Morning of the Resurrection’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Kirkham, Oscar A. “‘Except the Lord Build the House’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Petersen, Mark E. “‘Be Ye Therefore Perfect’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Founded in the Wisdom of God.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Richards, Stephen L. “Gifts of the Gospel.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “A Humble Heart and a Contrite Spirit.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
Smith, George Albert. “Closing Address.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1950.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 05 (May 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 5—Contacts in the Desert.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 5 (May 1950): 382–84, 448–49.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

States that Lehi’s family did not run into any important contacts throughout their eight years of wandering the desert because they didn’t light fires. It discusses this being a common practice even today so as to not attract the attention of prowling raiding parties.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 06 (June 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 6—Place Names in the Desert.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 6 (June 1950): 486–87, 516–19.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Discusses Middle Eastern traditions of naming a place you have discovered after you and how that relates to the names of places within the Book of Mormon.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 07 (July 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 7.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 7 (July 1950): 566–67, 587–88.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

A study of early desert poems.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 08 (August 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 8—Adventures in Jerusalem.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 8 (August 1950): 640–42, 670.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

States that the actions of Lehi’s sons when they go back for the brass plates are typical of people from that time and even from today in the Middle East.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 09 (September 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 9—A Word About Plates.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 9 (September 1950): 706–8, 744.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

A discussion about the history of using metal plates for more important records.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “120th Semi-Annual Conference October 1950.” General Conference, October 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 121st Semi-Annual Conference October 1950. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950, 196 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 10 (October 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 10—Conclusion.” In Lehi in the Desert series, Improvement Era 53, no. 10 (October 1950): 804–6, 824, 826, 828, 830.

Draws the conclusion that Lehi took the shortest and safest route through the desert during his journeys in the Book of Mormon.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Semiannual Conference Session: Friday morning, October 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Semiannual Conference Session: Friday afternoon, October 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday morning, October 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday afternoon, October 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, October 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday morning, October 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, October 1950.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
Smith, George Albert. “Liberty under the Constitution.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Keep the Commandments.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
McConkie, Bruce R. “Children of the Covenant.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “Be Thou an Example.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Cowley, Matthew. “Gathering the Faithful.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Young, Clifford E. “A Pure Religion and Undefiled.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Kirkham, Oscar A. “Stand up and Be Counted with the Lord.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Widtsoe, John A. “Anniversaries in Scandinavia.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Smith, Eldred G. “Seek Ye the Lord.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Hunter, Milton R. “Will a Man Rob God?” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Kimball, Spencer W. “‘The Work Among the Lamanites’” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Bowen, Albert E. “Why a Church?” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “Prayer a Blessing and a Privilege.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Moyle, Henry D. “‘If Any Man Love the World, the Love of the Father Is Not in Him’” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Warning Sounded Against Heresies.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Smith, George Albert. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Widtsoe, John A. “Be of Good Courage.” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
McKay, David O. “Quests Determine Man’s Successes.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Young, Levi Edgar. “A People of Culture.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Merrill, Joseph F. “Inflation or Selfishness Self-controlled.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Romney, Marion G. “Perfecting the Welfare Plan.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Lee, Harold B. “Fortified by an Unshakable Testimony.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Sonne, Alma. “There Is No Middle Ground.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Evans, Richard L. “With Faith for the Future.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Face the Future Unafraid.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “When a Man Says, ‘I Am Not Religious’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
Smith, George Albert. “‘It Becometh Us to Fulfil All Righteousness’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1950.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 11 (November 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 53, no. 12 (December 1950). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1950.
1951
Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Reports.” Unpublished. ca. 1950 - 1965.

G-2 Reports—a series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. “Years ago it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called “G-2 Report”) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Review of The Ancient World, by Joseph W. Swain.” Historian 13, no. 1 (1951): 79–81.

Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, in The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Hierocentric State.” Western Political Quarterly 4, no. 2, (1951): 226–53.

Reprinted in Ancient State: The Rulers and the Ruled, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 10.

How most modern traditions come from ancient ones, and why and how.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 01 (January 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Report, No. 1 The Religious Picture.” 5 pp. s.s., n.d.

A series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences.

““Years ago, it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called a ‘G-2 Report’) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” —Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

“The Religious Picture”: Changes in the religious world and in scholarship concerning religion are illustrated by numerous quotations from various writers.“

Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Report, No. 2 Changes in Religious Scholarship further Illustrated.” 5 pp. s.s., n.d.

A series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences.

““Years ago, it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called a ‘G-2 Report’) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” —Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

Changes in religious scholarship further illustrated. Quotations are arranged under headings such as “Revelation,” No Longer a Dirty Word,” “Neo-orthodoxy,” and “Science.”“

Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Report, No. 3 Evolution: A Convenient Fiction, Eschatology, etc.” 8 pp. s.s., n.d.

A series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences.

“Years ago, it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called a ‘G-2 Report’) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” —Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Report, No. 4 Eduard Meyer’s Comparison of Mohammed and Joseph Smith.” 7 pp. s.s., n.d.

A series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences.

“Years ago, it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called a ‘G-2 Report’) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” —Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Report, No. 5 The God of the Christian Doctors.” 4 pp. s.s., n.d.

A series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences.

““Years ago, it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called a ‘G-2 Report’) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” —Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

This report is a summary of the teachings of the early church fathers on the nature of God.“

Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Report, No. 6 Conflict in the Churches between the God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers.” 6 pp. s.s., n.d.

A series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences.

“Years ago, it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called a ‘G-2 Report’) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” —Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Report, No. 7 New Testament.” 7 pp. s.s., n.d.

A series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences.

““Years ago, it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called a ‘G-2 Report’) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” —Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

Including such topics as no more infallible books, more revelation needed, the language problem, the textual problem, Paul quotes the ancients, the statue of John, the historical Jesus, and the present impasse.“

Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Report, No. 8 Introduction: ‘An Age of Discovery’ and ‘Old Testament’” 7 and 8 pp. s.s., n.d.

A series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences. This report includes excerpts from the Expository Times by Nibley in the form of a G-2 Report. 14 pages, s.s., 1984. Most excerpts deal with the state of Christianity in 1983 and 1984.

““Years ago, it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called a ‘G-2 Report’) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” —Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

Two topics or reports are included. Includes various quotations from the Expository Times on Old Testament biblical research. See “New Age of Discovery” in Since Cumorah, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 7.“

Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Report, No. 9 Church History.” 8 pp. s.s., n.d.

A series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences.

“Years ago, it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called a ‘G-2 Report’) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” —Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Report, Old Testament.” 8 pp. s.s., n.d.

A series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences.

““Years ago, it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called a ‘G-2 Report’) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” —Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

Topics include the flood, the patriarchal age, the Old Testament as history, the Old Testament in its Near Eastern setting, patterning, language of the Old Testament, and the integrity of the text.“

Nibley, Hugh W. “G-2 Report, Enuma Elish, The Babylonian Poem of the Creation.” 4 pp. s.s., n.d.

A series of handouts prepared in the fifties and early sixties for distribution to various audiences.

“Years ago, it was my custom to communicate to the General Authorities in an occasional brash and self-appointed newsletter (called a ‘G-2 Report’) items of interest dealing with new discoveries which I considered significant. My boldness was not ill-received.” —Quoting a letter from Nibley to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, 2 October 1979.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 02 (February 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 03 (March 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Annual Conference April 1951.” General Conference, April 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 121st Annual Conference April 1951. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951, 196 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 04 (April 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Annual Conference Session: Friday morning, April 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Annual Conference Session: Friday afternoon, April 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Annual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, April 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Annual Conference Session: Sunday morning, April 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Annual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, April 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Annual Conference Session: Monday morning, Solemn Assembly, April 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Romney, Marion G. “A Message of Hope and Courage.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Smith, Eldred G. “Obedience Brings Happiness.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Young, Levi Edgar. “Seven ‘The Formula of Heaven’” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Lee, Harold B. “Zion Must Be Strengthened.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “Signs of the Times.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Faith in the Youth of Zion.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Merrill, Joseph F. “Repent—Live the Golden Rule.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “‘Knock, and It shall Be Opened unto You—’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Petersen, Mark E. “‘How oft would I have Gathered You—’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “Invocation.” Delivered at the Funeral Services of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Cowley, Matthew. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Funeral Services of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Kimball, Spencer W. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Funeral Services of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Funeral Services of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Funeral Services of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Evans, Richard L. “Benediction.” Delivered at the Funeral Services of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Evans, Richard L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Richards, Stephen L. “Kinship of Spirits.” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
McKay, David O. “The Transforming Power of Faith in Jesus Christ.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Widtsoe, John A. “Let Us Search Our Testimonies.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Cowley, Matthew. “‘And, Lo, I Am with You Alway’” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Kimball, Spencer W. “Be Valiant.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Young, Clifford E. “Blessings of the Gospel.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Stapley, Delbert L. “Zion Must Arise.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Bowen, Albert E. “Righteousness and Judgment.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Sonne, Alma. “Truth and Righteousness Will Triumph.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Fellowship, Unity and Love.” Delivered at the Solemn Assembly Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Not Where You Serve, but How.” Delivered at the Solemn Assembly Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
Richards, Stephen L. “Confidence in the Promises of the Lord.” Delivered at the Solemn Assembly Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
McKay, David O. “The Greatest Responsibility…The Greatest Honor.” Delivered at the Solemn Assembly Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1951.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 05 (May 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 06 (June 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 07 (July 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 08 (August 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Nibley, Hugh W. “The World of the Jaredites.” A series of articles in Improvement Era in 11 parts running from September 1951 through July 1952.

Reprinted as the second half of Lehi in the Desert and the World of the Jaredites (1952); and reprinted in Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites. These articles were written in the form of expository letters to a fictitious “Professor F.”

A detailed reconstruction of the epic milieu and ancient historical setting in the third millennium B.C. in Mesopotamia and Asia relative to details about the Jaredites: their ships, shining stones, government, wars, society, and worldview.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 09 (September 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 54, no. 9 (September 1951): 628–30, 673–75.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

The epistolary form of this series of articles, is the style in which the writer most commonly expounds his views. Although “Professor F.” to whom these letters are addressed is a purely fictitious anthropologist in an eastern university, he is typical of many a real correspondent, and the letters themselves are no less typical. If “F.” seems unduly meek and teachable, that is because with the limited space at our disposal it would be folly to engage in long and needless controversies.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 2.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 54, no. 11 (October 1951): 704–6, 752–55.

This talks about the teaching of the Lord after his resurrection.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 3.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 54, no. 11 (November 1951): 786–87, 833–35.

This talked about how the dead received baptism.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 4.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 54, no. 12 (December 1951) 862–63, 946–47.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Gives a historical parallel to the Big Wind to show that it such a thing was possible.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 5.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 55, no. 1 (January 1952): 22–24.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

A study into the deseret, or honeybee.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 6.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 55, no. 2 (February 1952): 92–94, 98, 100, 102, 104–5.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Studies the Jaredite practice of “drawing off” followers to an army to builds its forces and bides its time to show that this was a normal practice at the time.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 7.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 55, no. 3 (March 1952): 162–65, 167–68.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Looks at ancient thrones and suggests that they all go back to the old Asiatic pattern.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 8.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 55, no. 4 (April 1952): 236–38, 258, 260–65.

The purpose of these articles is to (1) call attention to some of the long-ignored aspects of the Joseph Smith account of Enoch in the book of Moses and in the Inspired Version of Genesis and (2) provide at the same time some of the evidence that establishes the authenticity of that remarkable text. Contemporary learning offered few checks to the imagination of Joseph Smith; the enthusiasm of his followers presented none.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 9.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 55, no. 5 (May 1952): 316–18, 340, 342, 344, 346.

Addresses the dangers of oversimplifying the scriptures and attempts to look at the Book of Mormon without such oversimplification.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 10.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 55, no. 6 (June 1952): 398–99, 462–64.

This exciting and penetrating comparison of the Joseph Smith book of Enoch, with four known variant manuscripts of that ancient work, provides yet another evidence of the Prophet’s inspiration and the scope of his vision in the great work of the Restoration.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Conclusion.” In The World of the Jaredites series, Improvement Era 55, no. 7 (July 1952): 510, 550.

A conclusion to the World of the Jaredites series.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “121st Semi-Annual Conference October 1951.” General Conference, October 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 122nd Semi-Annual Conference October 1951. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951, 196 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 10 (October 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Semiannual Conference Session: Friday morning, October 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Semiannual Conference Session: Friday afternoon, October 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday morning, October 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday afternoon, October 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, October 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday morning, October 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, October 1951.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
McKay, David O. “Counteracting Pernicious Ideas and Subversive Teachings.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Moyle, Henry D. “Special Privileges.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
McKay, Thomas E. “Appreciation.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Petersen, Mark E. “A True Servant of God.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Evans, Richard L. “Our Ratio of Responsibility.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Lee, Harold B. “Day of Preparation.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Ivins, Antoine R. “Out of Ourselves.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “The Strength of Faith.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Bowen, Albert E. “Forgive and Be Forgiven.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “The Family and the Restored Gospel.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Romney, Marion G. “A Testimony of the Redeemer.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Young, Levi Edgar. “The Search for Truth.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Richards, Stayner. “My Testimony.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Christiansen, ElRay L. “Acceptance of a Call.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Longden, John. “The Spirit Within.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Smith, Eldred G. “The Art of Living.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Spirit Giveth Life.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Kirkham, Oscar A. “Three Great Words.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Sonne, Alma. “How Do We Find God?” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Richards, Stephen L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Cowley, Matthew. “‘Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone’” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Richards, Stephen L. “Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Marriage for Eternity.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Stapley, Delbert L. “Fasting and Prayer.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “Keep the Faith.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Merrill, Joseph F. “Why Be Foolish?” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Hunter, Milton R. “The Missionary Assignment.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
McConkie, Bruce R. “Two Great Truths.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Young, Clifford E. “A Lesson from the Missionaries.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Let Us Sustain One Another.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
McKay, David O. “A Plea for Exemplary Living.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1951.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 11 (November 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 54, no. 12 (December 1951). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1951.
1952
Fitzgerald, H. Alvah. Teachings of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Sunday School Union Board, 1952.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Questions on Authority and Passages for Discussion (The Apostasy).” Mimeographed class handout, ca. 1952.

Reprinted in LDS Views on Early Christianity and Apocrypha: Articles from BYU Studies, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.

A compendium of passages from the New Testament, from the early fathers of the church and from historians of Christian antiquity on the question of the apostasy. The issues raised in this handout were eventually dealt with systematically in the series that appeared in the Improvement Era between January and December 1955 called “The Way of the Church,” and also in the essay entitled “The Passing of the Church,” Church History 30, no. 2 (June 1961): 131–54; reprinted in When the Lights Went Out (1970), 1–32; and in “The Passing of the Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme,” BYU Studies 16, no. 1 (1975): 135–64; “The Passing of the Primitive Church,” in Mormonism and Early Christianity, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 4. 209–322; and “The Passing of the Primitive Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme,” in When the Lights Went Out (2001), 1–47.

Sperry, Sidney B. The Voice of Israel’s Prophets: A Latter-day Saint Interpretation of the Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament.. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1952.

An edited version of The Message of the Twelve Prophets along with additional commentary on the Major Prophets

Welker, Roy A. Spiritual Values of the Old Testament. Salt Lake City: L.D.S. Department of Education, 1952.

Commentary on the Old Testament with study questions

Nibley, Hugh W. Lehi in the Desert and the World of the Jaredites. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft.

The bulk of these materials appeared in the Improvement Era between 1950 and 1952. The original illustrations and some other materials were not included in the book.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 01 (January 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 02 (February 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 03 (March 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Annual Conference April 1952.” General Conference, April 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 122nd Annual Conference April 1952. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952, 136 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 04 (April 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Annual Conference Session: Friday morning, April 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Annual Conference Session: Friday afternoon, April 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Annual Conference Session: Saturday morning, April 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Annual Conference Session: Saturday afternoon, April 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Annual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, April 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Annual Conference Session: Sunday morning, April 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Annual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, April 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
McKay, David O. “Favorable and Unfavorable Phases of Present-day Conditions.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “Blessings Through Faith.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Kimball, Spencer W. “‘’Tis Not Vain to Serve the Lord’” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
McKay, Thomas E. “An Important Decision.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Fulfilment of Prophecy.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Young, S. Dilworth. “To Obey Is Better than Sacrifice.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Morris, George Q. “Transforming Power of the Gospel.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Widtsoe, John A. “Symbolism in Irrigation.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Moyle, Henry D. “Political Responsibilities of Latter-day Saints.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Smith, Eldred G. “Patriarchal Order of the Priesthood.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Richards, Stephen L. “The Tabernacle.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Stapley, Delbert L. “Perfection Through Obedience.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Young, Levi Edgar. “The Glory of Teaching.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
McConkie, Bruce R. “‘This Is Life Eternal’” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “America—What of the Future?” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Bowen, Albert E. “Our Religion.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Evans, Richard L. “Cause for Encouragement.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Young, Clifford E. “Seeing Beyond the Shadow.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Ivins, Antoine R. “Today’s Great Need Is Faith.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Romney, Marion G. “In God We Trust.” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Our Destiny Was Planned from the Beginning.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Longden, John. “Requisite for Peace.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Kirkham, Oscar A. “Now Is the Day of Our Salvation.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Cowley, Matthew. “You Are the Leaven.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Petersen, Mark E. “Know for Yourself.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “Acceptance of Call to Council of the Twelve.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “An Inheritance of Faith.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Christiansen, ElRay L. “A Sure Foundation.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Hunter, Milton R. “Obedience to God’s Commandments.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
Lee, Harold B. “Special Witnesses.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
McKay, David O. “‘What Doth It Profit…?’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1952.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 05 (May 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Review of History of Syria: Including Lebanon and Palestine, by Philip K. Hitti.” Western Political Quarterly 5, no. 2 (June 1952): 312–13.

Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, in The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Review of Near Eastern Culture and Society: A Symposium on the Meeting of East and West.” Western Political Quarterly 5, no. 2, edited by T. Cuyler Young (June 1952): 315–16.

Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, in The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 06 (June 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 07 (July 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Chandler, Tertins. “The Controversy over Joseph Smith.” Part I dated July 14, 1952 and Part II dated September 1, 1952.

Unpublished.

Discussion of Nibley’s review of No Man Knows My History.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 08 (August 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 09 (September 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “122nd Semi-Annual Conference October 1952.” General Conference, October 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 123rd Semi-Annual Conference October 1952. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952, 140 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 10 (October 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Semiannual Conference Session: Friday morning, October 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Semiannual Conference Session: Friday afternoon, October 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday morning, October 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday afternoon, October 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, October 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday morning, October 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, October 1952.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
McKay, David O. “Conditions in Church Encouraging—Prospects Bright.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Richards, Stayner. “A Tribute to President David O. McKay.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Lee, Harold B. “Faith—An Effective Weapon Against Wickedness in Men and Nations.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Ivins, Antoine R. “‘Upon This Rock’” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Longden, John. “‘Be Ye Therefore Obedient’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Cowley, Matthew. “The Sacred Triangle.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Petersen, Mark E. “‘Suffer the Little Children…’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Romney, Marion G. “Trust in the Lord.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Hunter, Milton R. “The Only Name Given Under Heaven.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Pray Always—Repentant, and with Faith.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Kimball, Spencer W. “Faith Precedes the Miracle.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Christiansen, ElRay L. “‘Be Ye Doers of the Word’” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Be Not Deceived.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Smith, Eldred G. “Be of Good Cheer.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “A Testimony—Our Most Priceless Possession.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Kirkham, Oscar A. “‘To My Son—Seek Ye the Lord’” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Morris, George Q. “The Gospel Embodies All Truth.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Moyle, Henry D. “Be Yourself.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “Choose You This Day Whom Ye Will Serve.” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Richards, Stephen L. “An Invitation.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Young, Levi Edgar. “‘Seek Ye Diligently’” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “The Peace Table of the Savior.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Sonne, Alma. “God Intervenes in Human Affairs.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
Stapley, Delbert L. “Blessings Through Faithfulness.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
McConkie, Bruce R. “‘Be Ye Clean’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
McKay, David O. “Closing Address.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1952.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 11 (November 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 55, no. 12 (December 1952). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1952.
1953
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Unsolved Loyalty Problem: Our Western Heritage.” Western Political Quarterly 6, no. 4 (1953): 631–57.

“Reprinted in The Ancient State.

An examination of the problem of loyalty in the 4th century, with obvious significance for our own time. — Midgley“

Considers three significant aspects of the Roman loyalty program in the period designated.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Stick of Judah and the Stick of Joseph.” A series of articles in Improvement Era in 5 parts running from Jan 1953 through May 1953.

Reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon.

Writing on tally sticks is related to Ezekiel 37 and the meaning of the prophecy that two sticks shall become one. Extensive commentary on the traditional interpretations given to Ezekiel 37.

Skousen, W. Cleon. The First 2000 Years. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1953.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 01 (January 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1: The Doctors Disagree.” In The Stick of Judah and the Stick of Joseph series, Improvement Era 56, no. 1 (January 1953): 16–17, 38–41.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

“Demonstrates not only that

our interpretation of Ezekial 37:15ff is

a possible one—for there are many

possibilities—but that it is also the

one most likely intended by the

Prophet Ezekiel. “

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 2: What Were the Sticks?” In The Stick of Judah and the Stick of Joseph series, Improvement Era 56, no. 2 (February 1953): 90–91, 123–27.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

A look at what the sticks of Judah and Joseph were or what they referred to.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 3.” In The Stick of Judah and the Stick of Joseph series, Improvement Era 56, no. 3 (March 1953): 150–52, 191–95.

This talked about how the dead received baptism.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 4.” In The Stick of Judah and the Stick of Joseph series, Improvement Era 56, no. 4 (April 1953): 250, 267.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

A discussion of the stick of Judah and the stick of Joseph as scepters.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Conclusion.” In The Stick of Judah and the Stick of Joseph series, Improvement Era 56, no. 5 (May 1953): 331–32, 334, 336, 338, 341, 343, 345.

A conclusion to the Stick of Judah and the Stick of Joseph series.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 02 (February 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 03 (March 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Annual Conference April 1953.” General Conference, April 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 123rd Annual Conference April 1953. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953, 144 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 04 (April 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Annual Conference Session: Saturday morning, April 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Annual Conference Session: Saturday afternoon, April 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Annual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, April 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Annual Conference Session: Sunday morning, April 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Annual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, April 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Annual Conference Session: Monday morning, April 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Annual Conference Session: Monday afternoon, April 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
McKay, David O. “Two Paramount Obligations of Members of the Church.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Missionaries Labor to Fulfil Promise.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Lee, Harold B. “The Rock of Revelation.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Smith, Eldred G. “Live for the Blessings.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Young, Levi Edgar. “He Is Risen: And He Will Come Again.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Christiansen, ElRay L. “Let Us Walk Humbly Before the Lord.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Ivins, Antoine R. “Be Thou an Example of the Believers.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Prayer—The Strength of America.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “None Other Name Under Heaven.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Young, Clifford E. “Lessons of the Easter Day.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Kirkham, Oscar A. “‘He Went About Doing Good’” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “Christ Directs His Church Today.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
McConkie, Bruce R. “The Holy Ghost—A Revelator.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Hunter, Milton R. “Immortality and Eternal Life.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Petersen, Mark E. “A Work of Conversion.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Sonne, Alma. “Book of Mormon a Great Converter.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “Security Found in Living the Gospel.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Cowley, Matthew. “The Faith of a Child.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “The Lord’s Tenth.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Lamanites Are Progressing.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Morris, George Q. “Perfection Through Obedience.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Stapley, Delbert L. “The Wise Course.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Romney, Marion G. “Nurture a Testimony.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Moyle, Henry D. “Friendship.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Richards, Stayner. “Monuments to Spirituality.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Evans, Richard L. “With Faith—And Without Fear.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
Longden, John. “The Same Today, Yesterday, and Forever.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
McKay, David O. “Final Blessing.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1953.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 05 (May 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 06 (June 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 07 (July 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 08 (August 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 09 (September 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Columbus and Revelation.” The Instructor.

Reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 8.

Relevant to 1 Nephi 13:11–12, this brief article gives historical evidence showing that Columbus was moved upon by the Holy Ghost.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “123rd Semi-Annual Conference October 1953.” General Conference, October 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 124th Semi-Annual Conference October 1953. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953, 140 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 10 (October 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Semiannual Conference Session: Friday morning, October 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Semiannual Conference Session: Friday afternoon, October 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday morning, October 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday afternoon, October 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, October 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday morning, October 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, October 1953.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
McKay, David O. “The Kingdom of God or Catastrophe.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “One Church, One Gospel, One Savior.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Young, S. Dilworth. “Fulfil Your Responsibilities.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Young, Clifford E. “The Joy of Missionary Service.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Lee, Harold B. “‘And This Is My Gospel…’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “Not for the Idler.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Smith, Eldred G. “Don’t Procrastinate Temple Marriage.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Romney, Marion G. “The Atonement of the Savior.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Sonne, Alma. “Testimonies—The Strength of the Church.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Our Great Responsibilities.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Hunter, Milton R. “Selling Our Souls.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Kimball, Spencer W. “Keep Your Money Clean.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Our Advocate and Our Mediator.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Young, Levi Edgar. “The Divine Call of the Seventies.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Longden, John. “Every Member a Missionary.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Stapley, Delbert L. “The Lord’s Work.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Petersen, Mark E. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Richards, Stephen L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Moyle, Henry D. “Who Shall Deny or Question the Justice of God?” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Morris, George Q. “The Kingdom of God Is Here.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Cowley, Matthew. “Prayer.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Bennion, Adam S. “Come Unto Jesus.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Strengthening the American Home.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
McConkie, Bruce R. “Faith.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Christiansen, ElRay L. “The Greatest of All Gifts.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Evans, Richard L. “Keep the Faith.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
McKay, David O. “Plea for Living the Gospel Expressed.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1953.
Nibley, Hugh W. “New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study.” A series of articles in Improvement Era in 9 parts running from Nov 1953 through Jul 1954.

Reprinted in The Prophetic Book of Mormon.

Vividly displays internal and external evidences to test whether the Book of Mormon is or is not a forgery, using the standard scholarly criteria for detecting forged writings. Very insightful comments on methodology for studying the Book of Mormon, evaluating evidence, using newly discovered documents, metal plates, literary criticism, poetry, lower criticism, and history. Also comments on animals, weights and measures, and the use of the Bible in the Book of Mormon.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 11 (November 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 1: Some Standard Tests.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 56, no. 11 (November 1953): 830–31, 859–62.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

A study of new discoveries that answer questions critics of the Book of Mormon had been using to disprove its authenticity.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 2: Some Standard Tests.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 56, no. 12 (December 1953): 919, 1003.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Discusses forgery throughout religious history and how we might test whether or not Joseph Smith forged the Book of Mormon.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 3.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 1 (January 1954): 30–32, 41.

This talked about how the dead received baptism.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 4.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 2 (February 1954): 88–89, 125–26.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Looks at circumstancial evidence attending the production of the Book of Mormon and how it suggests that the Book of Mormon is true.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 5.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 3 (March 1954): 148–50, 170.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Discusses the language of the Scrolls, specifically how it is not the language the Jews of the time should have been speaking and writing.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 6.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 4 (April 1954): 232–33, 246, 248–50, 252.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Suggests that the author of the Book of Mormon merely wanted people to believe in it and studies what the author might have gained from that.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 7.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 5 (May 1954): 308–9, 326, 330.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Addresses the idea that the Book of Mormon may include as many or more Egyptianisms as Hebraisms and suggests that the translation of the Book of Mormon had to have been done by revelation in order for people to believe in its verity.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Part 8.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 6 (June 1954): 389, 447–48, 450–51.

The purpose of these articles is to (1) call attention to some of the long-ignored aspects of the Joseph Smith account of Enoch in the book of Moses and in the Inspired Version of Genesis and (2) provide at the same time some of the evidence that establishes the authenticity of that remarkable text. Contemporary learning offered few checks to the imagination of Joseph Smith; the enthusiasm of his followers presented none.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Conclusion.” In New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series, Improvement Era 57, no. 7 (July 1954): 506–7, 521.

A conclusion to the New Approaches to Book of Mormon Study series.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 56, no. 12 (December 1953). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1953.
1954
Nibley, Hugh W. “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954. 30 pamphlets and weekly radio addresses from March 7 to October 17, 1954.

In 1954, Hugh Nibley delivered a series of weekly lectures on KSL Radio. The series called “Time Vindicates the Prophets” was given in answer to those who were challenging the right of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to call themselves Christians.

Richards, A. LeGrand. Israel! Do You Know?. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1954.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. Man: His Origin and Destiny. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1954.
Nibley, Hugh W. The World and the Prophets. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book.

The original publication of the series of talks.

In 1954, Hugh Nibley delivered a series of weekly lectures on KSL Radio. The series called “Time Vindicates the Prophets” was given in answer to those who were challenging the right of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to call themselves Christians.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 01 (January 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Introduction.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Nibley, Hugh W. “A World without Prophets (later How Will It Be When None More Saith 'I Saw'?).” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

This talk was later called, “How Will It Be when None More Saith ‘I Saw’?”

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Nibley, Hugh W. “A Prophet’s Reward.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

A discussion of what a prophet is and a suggestion that a prophet’s reward isn’t acceptance in this life.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Scholars.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Discusses what a prophet is not to show what a prophet is.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Scriptures.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Addresses the need for scriptures and revelation and suggests that the two are not controversial but complementary.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Traditions.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Considers the second of two twin pillars of conventional Christianity: tradition, specifically traditions within the Church and how the Church breaks other Christian traditions.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Easter and the Prophets.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954. 30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Reprinted in Immortality: Famed Discourses on Eternal Progression and Future Existence and The World and the Prophets, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 3.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Office.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Discusses the degree to which a spiritual message can or must be implemented in a physical manner.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Crisis.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Discusses the weaknesses of judging prophets based on our experience of peaceful living and of the “quiet” life.

See also: “Prophets and Crisis” (1987)
Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Preachers.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Discusses the claim that a prophet is just another preacher and explains that this is false.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Philosophers.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Suggests that the Church is the only non-speculative church in a world of speculative churches, which enhances its claim of being the primitive church.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Creeds.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

A discussion of members as Christians by the definition of believing in Christ and a discussion of how the idea of Christianity as one who subscribes to the creeds of Christiandom came to be.

See also: “Prophets and Creeds” (1987)
Nibley, Hugh W. “Two Ways to Remember the Dead.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Discussion of better ways to remember the dead.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Prophets and the Plan of Life.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Discusses man’s tendency to only believe in God’s word where it matches man’s understanding and how this ties in with the Plan of Life.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Prophets and the Search for God.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Discusses the idea that members consistently find themselves in the company of ancient saints and removed from behaviors and acts of contemporary Christians, especially when it comes to the search for God.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Martyrs.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

A discussion of what martyrdom is and how Joseph Smith’s relates to those found throughout history.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Ancient Law of Liberty.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954. 30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Part of a weekly lecture series featured on KSL radio.

A discussion about liberty and ancient beliefs involving such.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Gnostics.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Suggests that the end of the primitive church came about due to the ceasing of prophetic revelations.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Schools and the Prophets.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

A history of schools and how they’ve affected prophets over the years.

Nibley, Hugh W. “A Prophetic Event.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

A comparison of Latter-day Saint pioneers with ancient members and followers of Christ.

See also: “A Prophetic Event” (1987)
Nibley, Hugh W. “St. Augustine and the Great Transition.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Talks about what St. Augustine’s great task was during life.

Nibley, Hugh W. “A Substitute for Revelation.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Addresses various peoples’ ideas that one can find certitude without revelation and discusses the idea that where there is no revelation, there is no certitude.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Mystics.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Discusses Mysticism, the definition most scholars give it, and how that relates to prophets.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Rhetoric and Revelation.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Discussion of rhetoric having the impression of knowledge with no actual knowledge. This is contrasted with revelation, which provides true knowledge.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Miracles.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Looks at the idea of miracles within the Church and compares them with those found in the world.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Book of Mormon as a Witness.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954. 30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Reprinted as a chapter in The World and the Prophets, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 3.

Radio talk on the Book of Mormon as a witness of continuing revelation and God’s dealings with mankind.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Reformers.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Talks about Hebrews 6: 4, 6. Suggests that it is possible for men to be gifted with everything only to later lose everything; then, it is not possible for them to regain those blessings by their own works.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Prophets and the Open Mind.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Discusses a scientific religion that matches exactly with human experience and suggests that this is not actually a religion but a reduced, meaningless attempt.

Nibley, Hugh W. “What Makes a True Church?” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

A discussion of how prophets are essential to a True Church.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Ritual.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Suggests that religion is not practical for this life but is essential for the next.

See also: “Prophets and Ritual” (1987)
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Doctors’ Dilemma.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1962. 30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Reprinted in The World and the Prophets, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 3.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Prophets and Glad Tidings.” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

Suggests that joy is the main message prophets bring to mankind.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Return of the Prophets?” “Time Vindicates the Prophets.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1962.

30 pamphlets, weekly radio addresses from 7 March to 17 October.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 02 (February 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 03 (March 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Annual Conference April 1954.” General Conference, April 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 124th Annual Conference April 1954. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954, 153 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 04 (April 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Annual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, April 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Annual Conference Session: Sunday morning, April 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Annual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, April 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Annual Conference Session: Monday morning, April 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Annual Conference Session: Monday afternoon, April 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Annual Conference Session: Tuesday morning, April 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Annual Conference Session: Tuesday afternoon, April 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Richards, Stephen L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Jesus: Our Risen Lord.” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
McKay, David O. “Present Responsibility of the Church in Missionary Work.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “‘The Field Is White…’” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Brown, Hugh B. “Our Debt to the Past.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Richards, Stephen L. “Be ‘Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ’” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “‘Our Bible’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Young, S. Dilworth. “Be Engaged in a Good Cause.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Ivins, Antoine R. “With Faith in God.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “The Word of God Will Stand.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Trust in God and Do the Right.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Longden, John. “Spiritual Power as a Force.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Lee, Harold B. “Concept of the Christlike Life.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Young, Levi Edgar. “Letter to German Students.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Petersen, Mark E. “Be Instructed Young.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Evans, Richard L. “The Future Before Us.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Smith, Eldred G. “‘If Thou Wilt Be Perfect’” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
McConkie, Bruce R. “‘Where Is a Church…?’” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Christiansen, ElRay L. “Work for the Living and the Dead.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Young, Clifford E. “Sharing the Blessings.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Bennion, Adam S. “The Modern Challenge.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Evil of Intolerance.” Delivered at the Tuesday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Hanks, Marion D. “Monumental Gifts of the Church.” Delivered at the Tuesday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Morris, George Q. “A Heritage of Faith.” Delivered at the Tuesday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Sill, Sterling W. “In the Service of Our Father.” Delivered at the Tuesday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “Faith.” Delivered at the Tuesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Hunter, Milton R. “‘Men Are, That They Might Have Joy’” Delivered at the Tuesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Romney, Marion G. “‘Labor Today’” Delivered at the Tuesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
Stapley, Delbert L. “‘Keep My Commandments’” Delivered at the Tuesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
McKay, David O. “‘Live—in All Things Outside Yourself by Love’” Delivered at the Tuesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1954.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 05 (May 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 06 (June 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 07 (July 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 08 (August 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 09 (September 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “124th Semi-Annual Conference October 1954.” General Conference, October 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 125th Semi-Annual Conference October 1954. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954, 140 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 10 (October 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Semiannual Conference Session: Friday morning, October 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Semiannual Conference Session: Friday afternoon, October 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday morning, October 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday afternoon, October 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, October 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday morning, October 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, October 1954.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
McKay, David O. “‘Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God’” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Brown, Hugh B. “‘To Your Tents, O Israel!’” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Petersen, Mark E. “Companionship in the Home.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “‘…and if Ye Receive Not the Spirit Ye Shall Not Teach’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Ivins, Antoine R. “Magnifying Our Calling.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Smith, Eldred G. “‘…as Pertaining to Our Salvation’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Sill, Sterling W. “Our Greatest Responsibility.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Longden, John. “Jesus the Christ.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Moyle, Henry D. “The Divine Church.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Our Priceless Special Blessings.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “A Visit to the Holy Land.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
McKay, Thomas E. “Expressing Appreciation.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Kirkham, Oscar A. “As We Labor We Are Blessed.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Stapley, Delbert L. “I Bear Witness.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Kimball, Spencer W. “Blind Obedience or Obedience of Faith.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “‘That Your Joy May Be Full’” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Young, Levi Edgar. “‘Seek Ye Knowledge’” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Romney, Marion G. “‘The Royal Law According to the Scriptures’” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Christiansen, ElRay L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Richards, Stephen L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Evans, Richard L. “We Are Not Alone in Life.” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Richards, Stephen L. “A Missionary Church.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Morris, George Q. “The True Church.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Hanks, Marion D. “‘…Therefore Ye Are Free Indeed’” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Young, Clifford E. “If the Gift of Faith Is There.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Young, S. Dilworth. “Responsibilities of Teachers.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Hunter, Milton R. “Book of Mormon Evidences.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Our Duty as Citizens.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
McConkie, Bruce R. “Some Fundamental Truths.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
Lee, Harold B. “Report on the Orient.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
McKay, David O. “Let Us Make God the Center of Our Lives.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1954.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 11 (November 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 57, no. 12 (December 1954). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954.
1955
Warren, Bruce W. Review of The World of the Jaredites, by Hugh Nibley. University Archaeological Society Newsletter 27 (1955): 1–6.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Do Religion and History Conflict?” In Great Issues Forum.

Reprinted in Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 12.

This is the published version of the first of several exchanges between Nibley and Sterling M. McMurrin. The exchange was held on 23 March 1955 under the sponsorship of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah. McMurrin’s address, “Religion and the Denial of History,” is published on pp. 5–21, although Nibley spoke first.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Way of the Church.” A series of articles in three sections printed in Improvement Era in 12 parts running from January 1955 through December 1955.

This series was to have been continued but was actually abandoned. The materials were eventually used in “The Passing of the Church,” Church History 30, no. 2 (June 1961): 131–54; reprinted in When the Lights Went Out (1970): 1–32; in BYU Studies 16, no. 1 (1975): 139–64; in Mormonism and Early Christianity, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley 4. 209–322; and as “The Passing of the Primitive Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme,” in When the Lights Went Out (2001), 1–47.

Unattributed. The Ten Commandments Today: A Discussion of the Decalog. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1955.

Essays by Church leaders

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 01 (January 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Way of the Church—1: Controlling the Past.” In “The Way of the Church,” by Hugh Nibley, a series of articles in three sections printed in Improvement Era in 12 parts running from January 1955 through December 1955.

The essays cover such subjects as early accounts of Jesus’ childhood, the Savior’s forty-day ministry after his resurrection, baptism for the dead in ancient times, the passing of the primitive church, and the early Christian prayer circle.

A discussion on the question: “Was the church Jesus founded expected to remain upon the earth for a limited time only, or was the ‘apostolic church’ destined ‘to remain firm and steadfast until the end of the world’?”

Nibley, Hugh W. “Controlling the Past (A Consideration of Methods).” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 1 (January 1955): 20–22, 44–45.

Part of a series in the Improvement Era, entitled The Way of the Church.

The first article of the series, beginning with a question and going into evidence to answer the question.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Controlling the Past.” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 2 (February 1955): 86–87, 104, 106–7.

Part of a series in the Improvement Era, entitled The Way of the Church.

The second article of the series, addressing the idea that controlling the past controls the present, and the latter controls the future.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Controlling the Past: Part 3.” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 3 (March 1955): 152–54, 166, 168.

Part of a series in the Improvement Era, entitled The Way of the Church.

The third article of the series, describing what censorship has done to the Bible and what that means for readers.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Controlling the Past: Part 4.” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 4 (April 1955): 230–32, 258, 260–61.

Part of a series in the Improvement Era, entitled The Way of the Church.

Authority is created by people who want that particular authority in place.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Controlling the Past: Part 5.” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 5 (May 1955): 306–8, 364–66.

Part of a series in the Improvement Era, entitled The Way of the Church.

Power lies in translation, but there are also follies that go with it.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Controlling the Past: Part 6.” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 6 (June 1955): 384–86, 455–56.

Part of a series in the Improvement Era, entitled The Way of the Church.

The follies of translation continue, and the ups and downs of electronic translators.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 02 (February 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 03 (March 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Annual Conference April 1955.” General Conference, April 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 125th Annual Conference April 1955. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955, 136 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 04 (April 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Annual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, April 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Annual Conference Session: Sunday morning, April 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Annual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, April 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Annual Conference Session: Monday morning, April 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Annual Conference Session: Monday afternoon, April 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Annual Conference Session: Wednesday morning, April 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Annual Conference Session: Wednesday afternoon, April 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Richards, Stephen L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Lee, Harold B. “‘Blessed Is He that Cometh in the Name of the Lord’” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
McKay, David O. “Righteousness Key to World Peace.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Christiansen, ElRay L. “‘For Whoso Is Faithful’” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Romney, Marion G. “Ears to Hear the Living Prophets.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “‘What Is Man—’ He Still Stands as God Made Him.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Richards, Stephen L. “Christianity Definitions.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Smith, Eldred G. “Humility Builds Faith.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “‘Upon You My Fellow Servants’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Zion Must Arise and Shine Forth.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “The Way to Eternal Life.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Kirkham, Oscar A. “No Greater Joy.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Petersen, Mark E. “Every Good Tree.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Longden, John. “Prayer Makes the Difference.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Young, Levi Edgar. “The Gospel of Good Works.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Buehner, Carl W. “The Time Is Now.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Hanks, Marion D. “Message of the Restoration.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Stapley, Delbert L. “The Straight Gate—Repentance and Baptism.” Delivered at the Monday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Moyle, Henry D. “Our Twofold Mission.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Young, Clifford E. “The Good We Accomplish.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Ivins, Antoine R. “What Is Spirituality.” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Sonne, Alma. “‘Render Unto Caesar…’” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Brown, Hugh B. “‘That All Men Might Repent’” Delivered at the Monday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Kimball, Spencer W. “‘To Kick Against the Pricks’” Delivered at the Wednesday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Young, S. Dilworth. “Joys of Childhood.” Delivered at the Wednesday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Morris, George Q. “‘Unless We Have His Message’” Delivered at the Wednesday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Hunter, Milton R. “Indian Traditions of the Book of Mormon.” Delivered at the Wednesday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Bennion, Adam S. “‘Men Are, That They Might Have Joy’” Delivered at the Wednesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Evans, Richard L. “Unity in the Home.” Delivered at the Wednesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
McConkie, Bruce R. “Overcome the World.” Delivered at the Wednesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Sill, Sterling W. “‘We Believe in God’” Delivered at the Wednesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “A Marvelous Work.” Delivered at the Wednesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Wednesday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1955.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 05 (May 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 06 (June 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 07 (July 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Way of the Church—2: Two Views of Church History.” In “The Way of the Church,” by Hugh Nibley, a series of articles in three sections printed in Improvement Era in 12 parts running from January 1955 through December 1955.

A series of articles in three sections printed in 12 parts running from January 1955 through December 1955.

A discussion of the three main arguments modern claimants fall back on to save at least the tattered remnants of the true church: (1) the perfectly irrelevant “gates of hell” passage, (2) the “simple fact” that the church has persisted in the world unintermittently for nigh onto two-thousand years, and (3) that God simply would not allow a comoplete dissolution of his church.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Two Views of Church History.” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 7 (July 1955): 502–4, 538.

This series was to have been continued but was actually abandoned. The materials were eventually used in “The Passing of the Church,” Church History 30/2 (June 1961): 131–54; reprinted in When the Lights Went Out (1970): 1–32; in BYU Studies 16/1 (1975): 139–64; in Mormonism and Early Christianity, CWHN 4:209–322; and as “The Passing of the Primitive Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme,” in When the Lights Went Out (2001), 1–47.

A discussion of the three main arguments modern claimants fall back on to save at least the tattered remnants of the true church: (1) the perfectly irrelevant “gates of hell” passage, (2) the “simple fact” that the church has persisted in the world unintermittently for nigh onto two-thousand years, and (3) that God simply would not allow a comoplete dissolution of his church.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Two Views of Church History: Part 2.” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 8 (August 1955): 570–71, 599–600, 602–6.

This series was to have been continued but was actually abandoned. The materials were eventually used in “The Passing of the Church,” Church History 30/2 (June 1961): 131–54; reprinted in When the Lights Went Out (1970): 1–32; in BYU Studies 16/1 (1975): 139–64; in Mormonism and Early Christianity, CWHN 4:209–322; and as “The Passing of the Primitive Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme,” in When the Lights Went Out (2001), 1–47.

A discussion of what true success is: the heavenly kingdom, the second coming, the judgment, and the resurrection.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Two Views of Church History: Part 3.” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 9 (September 1955): 650–53.

This series was to have been continued but was actually abandoned. The materials were eventually used in “The Passing of the Church,” Church History 30/2 (June 1961): 131–54; reprinted in When the Lights Went Out (1970): 1–32; in BYU Studies 16/1 (1975): 139–64; in Mormonism and Early Christianity, CWHN 4:209–322; and as “The Passing of the Primitive Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme,” in When the Lights Went Out (2001), 1–47.

A discussion of the fact that the church is not immune to corruption, nor are its members. It also goes through how the true church had become corrupted in previous dispensations.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Two Views of Church History: Part 4.” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 10 (October 1955): 708–10.

This series was to have been continued but was actually abandoned. The materials were eventually used in “The Passing of the Church,” Church History 30/2 (June 1961): 131–54; reprinted in When the Lights Went Out (1970): 1–32; in BYU Studies 16/1 (1975): 139–64; in Mormonism and Early Christianity, CWHN 4:209–322; and as “The Passing of the Primitive Church: Forty Variations on an Unpopular Theme,” in When the Lights Went Out (2001), 1–47.

A discussion of the “primitive church” and how one might make certain divisions in church history.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 08 (August 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 09 (September 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “125th Semi-Annual Conference October 1955.” General Conference, October 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 126th Semi-Annual Conference October 1955. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955, 140 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 10 (October 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Semiannual Conference Session: Friday morning, October 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Semiannual Conference Session: Friday afternoon, October 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday morning, October 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday afternoon, October 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Semiannual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, October 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday morning, October 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Semiannual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, October 1955.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
McKay, David O. “An Expression of Gratitude.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Evans, Richard L. “The Choir Tour.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
McConkie, Bruce R. “Why the Latter-day Saints Build Temples.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Stapley, Delbert L. “The Lord’s Plan.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Brown, Hugh B. “The Blessings of the Gospel.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “‘…by the Name of Jesus Christ’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
McKay, Thomas E. “The Worthy Saints of Europe.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “Building the Kingdom.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Longden, John. “Spiritual Cornerstones of the Church.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Young, Levi Edgar. “May the Age of Peace Come to the Earth.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “‘…When Mankind Will Listen’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Sill, Sterling W. “‘What Shall I Do with Jesus’” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Sonne, Alma. “‘Believest Thou the Prophets?’” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Lee, Harold B. “‘Be Guided by the Light Within’” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Petersen, Mark E. “‘I Am not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ’” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Smith, Eldred G. “Unity in the Faith.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Hunter, Milton R. “The Modern Scriptures—Our Greatest Aids.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Richards, Stephen L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Morris, George Q. “The Rise of the Kingdom.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Young, S. Dilworth. “A Testimony for the Children.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Be True to the Faith.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Ivins, Antoine R. “For Time and Eternity.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Bennion, Adam S. “The Faith Which Impels to Action.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Christiansen, ElRay L. “What Shall I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Romney, Marion G. “Repentance Worketh Salvation.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
Young, Clifford E. “‘His Wonders to Perform…’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
McKay, David O. “What Shall We Do?” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1955.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 11 (November 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
Nibley, Hugh W. “The Way of the Church—3: The Apocalyptic Background.” In “The Way of the Church,” by Hugh Nibley, a series of articles in three sections printed in Improvement Era in 12 parts running from January 1955 through December 1955.

A series of articles in three sections printed in 12 parts running from January 1955 through December 1955.

A discussion of eschatology and how it relates to and influences religion.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Apocalyptic Background, 1: The Eschatological Dilemma.” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 11 (November 1955): 817, 829–31.

“In any bibliography of present-day studies on the Christian religion, historical or doctrinal, the word eschatology looms large. . . . What is eschatology?”

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Apocalyptic Background, 2: The Eschatological Dilemma.” In The Way of the Church series, Improvement Era 58, no. 12 (December 1955): 902–3, 968.

“However deplorable the maladjusted state of mind called ‘eschatological’ may be, there can be no denying that it was the prevailing attitude of the early Christians.”

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 58, no. 12 (December 1955). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955.
1956
Nibley, Hugh W. “Victoriosa Loquacitas: The Rise of Rhetoric and the Decline of Everything Else.” Western Speech 20, no. 2 (1956): 57–82.

A study of the rhetoric of the second Sophistic movement and its influence on politics and culture generally, with obvious significance for our own time because of remarkable parallel developments in the current world of business.

Nibley, Hugh W. “There Were Jaredites.” A series of articles in Improvement Era in 14 parts running from January 1956 through February 1957.

“Reprinted as part three of “Lehi in the Desert”; “The World of the Jaredites”; “There Were Jaredites.” The description of the Jaredite boats seem to resemble the boat of Ut-Napitshtim, who was the Sumerian counterpart of Noah. Old Jewish and even older Indian sources record the use of shining stones that protect the owner beneath the water. These have been traced back to Babylonian tales of the deluge. Since the Jaredite record reports that their boats were patterned after Noah’s ark, ancient myths that surely have their foundation in real events help to provide greater understanding of the book of Ether. The book of Ether meets all the criteria of epic traditions of heroic societies. The remains of heroic societies are difficult to identify.

This wide-ranging series discusses the “epic milieu” of the second millennium B.C. and places the Jaredites in their historical context alongside the Babylonians, Egyptians, early Greeks, and others. It makes a comparison between the book of Ether and ancient writings of Babylon, Egypt, Sumer, and others.

Yates, Thomas J. Origin and Brief History of Nations. Salt Lake City: Paragon Press, 1956.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 59, no. 01 (January 1956). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Egypt Revisited—1.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 2 (February 1956): 88–89, 106, 108.

Part 1 of 5.

An exploration into the book of Ether and its ties to Egypt told via a fictional account.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Egypt Revisited—2.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 3 (March 1956): 150–52, 185–87.

Part 2 of 5.

An exploration into the book of Ether and its ties to Egypt told via a fictional account.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Egypt Revisited—3.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 4 (April 1956): 244–45, 252–54, 258.

Part 3 of 5.

An exploration into the book of Ether and its ties to Egypt told via a fictional account.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Egypt Revisited—4.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 5 (May 1956): 308–10, 334, 336, 338–40.

Part 4 of 5.

An exploration into the book of Ether and its ties to Egypt told via a fictional account.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Egypt Revisited—5.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 6 (June 1956): 390–91, 460–61.

Part 5 of 5.

An exploration into the book of Ether and its ties to Egypt told via a fictional account.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Babylonian Background, 1.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 7 (July 1956): 509–11, 514, 516.

Later published with the second part as a chapter in Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 5.

A look into Babylonian folklore and ritual, written as a story about three students and their professor.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Babylonian Background, 2.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 8 (August 1956): 566–67, 602.

Later published with the first part as a chapter in Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 5.

A comparison of Babylonian folklore and Jaredite records, also comparing ritualistic elements and less religious aspects of both records.

Nibley, Hugh W. “The Shining Stones: Continued.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 9 (September 1956): 630–32, 672–75.

The Improvement Era was a magazine published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A discussion of shining stones throughout different religious stories, including several in the Book of Mormon.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Epic Milieu in the Old Testament.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 10 (October 1956): 710–12, 745–51.

Reprinted in Lehi in the Desert; The World of the Jaredites; There Were Jaredites, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 5.

Discussions of the book of Enoch and its relationship to the Book of Abraham and other ancient texts and folklore.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Our Own People.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 11 (November 1956): 818–19, 857–58.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

A description of stories of ancestors from various countries.

See also: “Our Own People” (1988)
Nibley, Hugh W. “Our Own People: Continued.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 59, no. 12 (December 1956): 906–7.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

A study of conquest during the time the Book of Mormon was written and how the Book of Mormon fits in with that culture.

Nibley, Hugh W. “There Were Jaredites.” In “There Were Jaredites,” by Hugh Nibley, a series of articles in Improvement Era in 14 parts running from January 1956 through February 1957.

The description of the Jaredite boats seem to resemble the boat of Ut-Napitshtim, who was the Sumerian counterpart of Noah. Old Jewish and even older Indian sources record the use of shining stones that protect the owner beneath the water. These have been traced back to Babylonian tales of the deluge. Since the Jaredite record reports that their boats were patterned after Noah’s ark, ancient myths that surely have their foundation in real events help to provide greater understanding of the book of Ether. The book of Ether meets all the criteria of epic traditions of heroic societies. The remains of heroic societies are difficult to identify.

This wide-ranging series discusses the “epic milieu” of the second millennium B.C. and places the Jaredites in their historical context alongside the Babylonians, Egyptians, early Greeks, and others. It makes a comparison between the book of Ether and ancient writings of Babylon, Egypt, Sumer, and others.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Our Own People: Continued.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 60, no. 1 (January 1957): 26–27, 41.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

A study of the book of Ether and how it matches other societies of its day.

Nibley, Hugh W. “Our Own People: Concluded.” In There Were Jaredites series, Improvement Era 60, no. 2 (February 1957): 94–95, 122–24.

The Improvement Era was an official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1897 and 1970.

Looks at ancient architecture and suggests that ancient Jaredite architecture may still exist, but we have yet to identify them.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 59, no. 02 (February 1956). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Nibley, Hugh W. “More Voices from the Dust.” The Instructor.

Some brief references to the Dead Sea Scrolls.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 59, no. 03 (March 1956). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Lessons of the Sixth Century.” Brigham Young University Devotional, 20 March 1956.

The great men of the sixth century believed in contemplation and in action, and they weren’t afraid to ask God for revelation. Lehi, Solon, Thales, Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tze, Zarathustra, and Pythagoras are discussed as contemporaries living in an important and booming “axial” era, the seminal 6th century B.C.

Discusses the Book of Mormon and Lehi to give a better view of how the future might view our day.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Annual Conference April 1956.” General Conference, April 1956.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 126th Annual Conference April 1956. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956, 136 pages.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 59, no. 04 (April 1956). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Annual Conference Session: Friday morning, April 1956.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Annual Conference Session: Friday afternoon, April 1956.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Annual Conference Session: Saturday morning, April 1956.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Annual Conference Session: Saturday afternoon, April 1956.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Annual Conference Session: Saturday evening, Priesthood session, April 1956.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Annual Conference Session: Sunday morning, April 1956.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Annual Conference Session: Sunday afternoon, April 1956.” Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
McKay, David O. “Harmony in the Home.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “Teach Your Children.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Sill, Sterling W. “Famine.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Kirkham, Oscar A. “‘Walk in Truth’” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Young, Levi Edgar. “The Standard Works.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Smith, Eldred G. “Exaltation through Obedience.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Lowliness of Jesus Christ.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Bennion, Adam S. “‘Bonds—Series F’” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Evans, Richard L. “Through Diligence and Obedience.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Longden, John. “Spiritual Growth and Material Progress.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Hunter, Milton R. “Marriage Customs of the Quiché Maya.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Stapley, Delbert L. “Responsibilities to the Lamanites.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “The Significance of the Atonement.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Moyle, Henry D. “Anniversary of Church Welfare.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Sonne, Alma. “The Strongest Fortification.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
McConkie, Bruce R. “The Law of Justification.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Romney, Marion G. “Gifts of the Spirit.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Petersen, Mark E. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Young, S. Dilworth. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Richards, Stephen L. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “Significance of the Atonement.” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Richards, Stephen L. “Encouragement for Repenters.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “Why Should It Be Incredible?” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Hanks, Marion D. “A Faith Based on Truth.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Ivins, Antoine R. “The Power of the Priesthood.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Brown, Hugh B. “A Way of Life.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Lee, Harold B. “‘After All We Can Do’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Morris, George Q. “The Meaning of the Atonement.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Christiansen, ElRay L. “The Need for Charity.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Young, Clifford E. “Debt—a Great Hazard.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
Kimball, Spencer W. “Jesus the Christ.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
McKay, David O. “Closing Address.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1956.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 59, no. 05 (May 1956). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 59, no. 06 (June 1956). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Historicity and the Bible.” Address given on 19 June 1956 to the seminary and institute faculty, at Brigham Young University.

Reprinted in Old Testament and Related Studies, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley vol. 1, 1–19.

Solving the problem of historicity of the Bible: how it came around, and what to do about it.

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 59, no. 07 (July 1956). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 59, no. 08 (August 1956). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956.
Nibley, Hugh W. “Review of The Torment of Secrecy: The Background and Consequences of American Security Policies, by Edward A. Shils.” American Political Science Review 50, no. 3 (September 1956): 887–88.

Reprinted in Eloquent Witness, in The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley.

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “126th Semi-Annual Conference October 1956.” General Conference, October 1956.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference Report: 127th Semi-Annual Conference October 1956. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1956, 140 pages.
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McKay, David O. “Spirituality, the Goal in Life.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Young, Clifford E. “‘Repent Ye Therefore…’” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Isaacson, Thorpe B. “Trust in the Lord.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Hanks, Marion D. “Steadfastness in Christ.” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Romney, Marion G. “‘For the Perfecting of the Saints’” Delivered at the Friday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. “They Bear Witness.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Richards, A. LeGrand. “The Gospel to the Jews.” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Kirkham, Oscar A. “‘Six Days May Work Be Done’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Christiansen, ElRay L. “‘…Come the Blessings’” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Bennion, Adam S. “What the Gospel Does for People!” Delivered at the Friday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Richards, Stephen L. “Our Message to the World.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Morris, George Q. “The Origin of Man.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Ivins, Antoine R. “Sanctify Yourselves.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Longden, John. “The Blessings of Temple Marriage.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Kimball, Spencer W. “The Expanded Indian Program.” Delivered at the Saturday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Lee, Harold B. “Preparing for the Millennial Reign.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Sill, Sterling W. “The Dimensions of Life.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Young, S. Dilworth. “Teach by Example.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Wirthlin, Joseph L. “The Weak Will Confound the Strong.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Petersen, Mark E. “‘Think, then Act Safely’” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Smith, Eldred G. “The Holy Ghost Testifies.” Delivered at the Saturday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
McKay, David O. “Untitled.” Delivered at the Priesthood Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Sonne, Alma. “Faith, the Bedrock of Life.” Delivered at the Church of the Air Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr. “‘Go Ye Not after Them’” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Brown, Hugh B. “Prophecy Fulfilled.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Evans, Richard L. “The Common Heritage We Have.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
McConkie, Bruce R. “Testimony of the Restoration.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Benson, Ezra Taft. “Prayer Is America’s History.” Delivered at the Sunday Morning Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Moyle, Henry D. “Report on South American Missions.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Buehner, Carl W. “Life’s Laboratory.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Young, Levi Edgar. “Teach…Words of Wisdom.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
Stapley, Delbert L. “Youth and Morality.” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
McKay, David O. “‘Lord, Look at Our Hearts’” Delivered at the Sunday Afternoon Session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 1956.
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1957
Jakeman, M. Wells. Review of An Approach to the Book of Mormon, by Hugh Nibley. University Archaeological Society Newsletter 40 (1957): 1–11.
Smith, Joseph Fielding. Elijah: The Prophet and His Mission. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1957.
Nibley, Hugh W. An Approach to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.

In this work the Book of Mormon is seen in a new perspective; we see it in a world setting, not in a mere local one. It takes its place naturally alongside the Bible and other great works of antiquity and becomes one of them.

An Approach to the Book of Mormon was mentioned by Marvin S. Hill in an essay entitled “The Historiography of Mormonism,” Church History 28/4 (December 1959): 418–26. Hill seems to have preferred to account for the Book of Mormon with what he called “the Smith hypothesis,” which is the attempt to understand the Book of Mormon as a product of Joseph’s presumably fertile imagination coupled with an unusual responsiveness to his own environment. Hill introduced his comments on Nibley’s work by observing that the conflict between Gentiles and Latter-day Saints is also evident among historians, who are “generally divided into two distinct groups, forging a cleavage of sentiment which is evident in the debates over the origin of the Book of Mormon” (418). According to Hill, the issue “of primary importance is the nature of that unique American scripture, the Book of Mormon. Acclaimed by the faithful as a sacred history of a Christian people in ancient America, the book has been labeled a fraud by non-believers.” “The case for the Latter-day Saints,” Hill acknowledged, “has been stated often, but with no greater sophistication than that exhibited by Hugh Nibley of Brigham Young University in his Approach to the Book of Mormon” (1957). He reviews the culture of the ancient Near East to find that in theme, the details of its narrative, and its use of place and proper names, the Book of Mormon is authentic. He states that the marks of genuine antiquity in the record could not have been imitated by anyone in 1830. However intimate his knowledge of ancient history may be, certain difficulties exist in his argument. He cites many phenomena that seem as much American as they do ancient and exaggerates the significance of details that are hazy or all but lacking. Invariably he handles his topic in an authoritarian fashion, never indicating that some points may be open to question (418).

Hill’s effort to show that “many phenomena,” which Nibley thinks are typical of the ancient Near East, “seem as much American as they do ancient” is supported by citing pp. 140, 202–16, 339, and 348 in Nibley’s book. Hill did not indicate what on those pages supports his assertions, and those pages seem to have been drawn almost at random from Nibley’s book (see 425, n. 3). Hill disagrees with Nibley’s having conceived Lehi as a merchant and also about his drawing parallels between the community at Qumran and “the society described in Alma 23” (see 425, n. 4).

M. I. A. General Board. The Improvement Era 60, no. 01 (January 1957). Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1957.