The Ancient Order of Things


The Ancient Order of Things: Essays on the Mormon Temple

Fall 2019

SKU: 978-1-56085-279-7 Category: Tags: , Author: Christian LarsenProduct ID: 1909


From the first meetings of the Anointed Quorum in Nauvoo, Illinois, to the dedication of the LDS Salt Lake temple, to modern-day Kirtland, Ohio, The Ancient Order of Things: Essays on Mormon Temples explores the historical, cultural, and sacred significance of the latter-day temple. The ground-breaking essays featured here include:

“‘Saviors on Mount Zion’”: Mormon Sacramentalism, Mortality, and Baptism for the Dead,” by Ryan G. Tobler

“The Anointed Quorum in Nauvoo, 1842–45,” by Devery S. Anderson

“‘The Upper Room’: The Nature and Development of Latter-day Saint Temple Work, 1846–55,” by Richard E. Bennett

“‘So We Built a Good Little Temple to Worship In’”: Mormonism on the Pedernales–Texas, 1847–51,” by Melvin C. Johnson

“A Contest for ‘Sacred Space,’” by R. Jean Addams

“‘Come, Let Us Go Up to the Mountain of the Lord’: The Salt Lake Temple Dedication,” by Brian H. Stuy

“A Time of Transition: The Kirtland Temple, 1838–80,” by Christin Craft Mackay and Lachlan Mackay

“Black Saviors on Mount Zion: Proxy Baptisms and Latter-day Saints of African Descent,” by Tonya Reiter

“‘Not to Be Riten’: The Mormon Temple Rite as Oral Canon,” by Kathleen Flake

Christian Larsen holds a master’s degree in publishing from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Utah. A student of Mormon history, he is currently working on an edition of the diaries of LDS Church general authority Charles W. Penrose.

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