Bradshaw, Jeffrey M., Ricks, Shirley

Hugh Nibley Observed – Hardcover


This book will be arriving the first week of July, but you can preorder now  and we will ship out to you as soon as they arrive! 

“I have always been furiously active in the Church, but I have also been a nonconformist and have never held any office of rank in anything. . . . While I have been commended for some things, they were never the things which I considered most important—that was entirely a little understanding between me and my Heavenly Father which I have thoroughly enjoyed, though no one else knows anything about it.”

Hugh W. Nibley (1910–2005) was arguably the most brilliant Latter-day Saint scholar of the 20th century, with wide-ranging interests in scripture, history, and social issues. The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley comprise nineteen weighty volumes. But he was also one of the most enigmatic observers of the Church. In this volume readers will discover that the personal stories and perspectives behind the scholarship are sometimes even more captivating than his brilliant and witty intellectual breakthroughs. This comprehensive three-part collection of essays sheds fascinating new light on Hugh Nibley as a scholar and a man.

Part 1, entitled “Portraits,” contains the first collection of observations—a “spiritual” portrait of Hugh Nibley by his close friend and colleague John W. “Jack” Welch, a description of the physical portrait by Rebecca Everett hanging in the Hugh Nibley Ancient Studies room at Brigham Young University, and a biographical portrait by Hugh himself.

Part 2, “Nibley, the Scholar,” contains expanded and updated versions of the almost forgotten audio and video recordings of the BYU Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship lecture series celebrating the centennial of Nibley’s birth in 2010. An additional set of chapters on Nibley’s scholarship rounds out this collection.

Part 3, “Nibley, the Man,” includes tributes given by family members and others at Nibley’s funeral service. A series of entertaining personal stories, reminiscences, and folklore accounts concludes the volume.


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Eborn Books and the Interpreter Foundation, in Collaboration with Book of Mormon Central and Fair, present HUGH NIBLEY OBSERVED.  2021. 800 Pages! Hardbound with Dust Jacket.  Hardbound.

Editors: Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Shirley S. Ricks, Stephen T. Whitlock. Foreword: John W. Welch

Contributors:  Marylin Arnold, Terry B. Ball, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Jane D. Brady, Richard L. Bushman, Rebecca Fechser Everett, John Gee, Gary P. Gillum, C. Wilford Griggs, William J. Hamblin, Eric D. Huntsman, David Johnson, Ann N. Madsen, Truman G. Madsen, Louis C. Midgley, Robert L. Millet, Christina Nibley Mincek, Charles Alexander Nibley, Hugh W. Nibley, Michael Draper Nibley, Paul Sloan Nibley, Rebecca Nibley, Thomas Hugh Nibley, Don Norton, Dallin H. Oaks, Zina Nibley Petersen, Daniel C. Peterson, Michael D. Rhodes, Shirley S. Ricks, Stephen D. Ricks, Robert K. Thomas, Gordon C. Thomasson, John W. Welch, Stephen T. Whitlock, William A. Wilson.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 × 3 in