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Approaching Zion by Hugh Nibley
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Sep 16, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: economics, religion-spirituality

Of all of Nibley's books, this is his best. It applies early Mormon concepts of communal living to modern living.

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. Luckily he does not address evidence of scripture in this volume.

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.

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