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Hugh Nibley Observed
Foreword: A Doorkeeper in the House of the Lord
John W. Welch

John W. Welch

John Welch says in his foreword to Hugh Nibley Observed “He is sincerely comfortable thinking of himself as a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord. … In a word, Hugh Nibley is no ordinary doorman. But then, as far as that goes, he doesn’t stand by ordinary doorways either.”

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