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Of All Things!: A Nibley Quote Book

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Hardcover, 178 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Signature Books
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Jake
Sep 16, 2010 Jake rated it liked it
Although Nibley has a great sense of humor, and is extremely well-read in a number of languages, when he starts talking about proof for Mormon scripture he uses shoddy scholarship.

To understand Nibley's approach to scholarship, see:
Salmon, Douglas F. "Parallelomania and the Study of Latter-day Scripture: Confirmation, Coincidence, or the Collective Subconscious? Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 33, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 129-156.

For the faithful Mormon, this book has some excellent quotes.
Don Gubler
Sep 02, 2012 Don Gubler rated it liked it
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Good collection but tempting to only get the highlights and none of the back thoughts and deeper insights.
Keith Kendall
Feb 20, 2011 Keith Kendall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I call this book "extract of Nibley" because how can you possibly do justice to Hugh Nibley by a brief quotation. On the plus side, many of the quotations do run half a page, and occasionally a page long. Still, it is just enough to tantalize.
Rick
Feb 08, 2008 Rick rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-and-re-read
A good way to get into Hugh Nibley. Features many great quotes from the best of his writings. Water in a parched world.
Ryan
Jun 21, 2016 Ryan rated it really liked it
Shelves: spiritual
Lots of great stuff, makes me want to read more from him and to, well, learn more about everything :-)
Todd
Jul 19, 2009 Todd rated it really liked it
Pithy statements by topic. Fun for those who have read Nibley or ever had the chance to hear him teach.
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Aug 04, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
This book is great for refernece of any of Nibley's writings, his quotes are powerful and theologically actue
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Hugh Winder Nibley was one of Mormonism's most celebrated scholars. Nibley is notable for his extensive research and publication on ancient languages and culture, his vigorous defense of doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and for frankly discussing what he saw as the shortcomings of the LDS people and culture.

A prolific author and professor of ancient scripture at Brigham
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