Topic pages: Temples

August 25, 2020

2019: Cheryl Bruno, “Then and NowDialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 1(2019): 79.

In this poem, Bruno describes the differences between ancient temples and modern day temples.

2019: Linda Hoffman Kimball, “Friday Morning ShiftDialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 1(2019): 84.

Kimball describes her feelings about the temple while working on a shift as a temple worker.

2019: Dayna Patterson, “Our Lady of the TempleDialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 1(2019): 86.

Patterson describes temple experiences through poem. 

2019: Margaret Blair Young, “Patience, Faith, and the Temple in 2019Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 1(2019): 169–178.

Young shares her testimony of temple work even though she found some wording in the endowment ceremony sexist.

2019: Interview, “LDS Women’s Authority and the Temple: A Feminist FHE Discussion with Maxine HanksDialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 1(2019): 45–76.

A Feminist Family Home Evening discussion with Maxine Hanks regarding women in the church as seen through temple theology.

2019: Jody England Hansen, “Condemn Me Not” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 52 No. 1(2019): 1–16.

Hansen carefully expresses her feelings about the 2019 temple endowment changes.

2014: Hugo Olaiz, “The Kirtland Temple as a Shared Space: A Conversation with David J. Howlett” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 47 No. 1 (2014): 104–123.

An oral interview between an LDS Member and a Community of Christ member regarding the history of the Kirtland Temple. They explain that despite differences in religious beliefs, people can still form friendships and cooperate.

1994: Edward Ashment, “The Temple: Historical Origins and Religious Value” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 27 No. 3 (1994): 289–298.

Over time Joseph Smith changed his stance on freemasonary, which led to him being included as part of the group. Some of the common aspects of freemasonry introduced into the endowment ceremony.

1991: Richard Brown, “The Temple in Zion: A Reorganized Perspective on a Latter Day Saint Institution” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 24 No. 1 (1991): 86–98.

In prepartion for the Independence Temple that was dedicated in 1994, an RLDS member shares ideas about temples in general.

1990: Grant Underwood, “Baptism for the Dead: Comparing RLDS and LDS Perspectives” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 23 No. 2 (1990): 99–105.

Underwood discusses why two religions who share the same exact upbringing have different opinions about the temple rituals.

1990: M. Guy Bishop, “What Has Become of our Fathers?’ Baptism for the Dead at Nauvoo” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 23 No. 2 (1990): 85–97.

Chronicling the history  of baptizing for the dead during the Nauvoo Period, this article introduces the practice from the first baptizers to how it was altered after Joseph Smith’s death.

1990: Roger D. Launius, “An Ambivalent Rejection: Baptism for the Dead and the Reorganized Church Experience Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 23 No. 2 (1990): 61–83.

Launius shares how the Reorganized Church has changed their stance on baptisms for the dead.

1987: Armand Mauss, “Culture, Charisma, and Change: Reflections on Mormon Temple Worship Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 20 No. 4 (1987): 33–76.

Mauss encourages an openess about the temple to help better prepare future endowment holders and to create a better understanding among members and nonmembers.

1987: David Bueger, “The Development of the Mormon Temple Endownment Ceremony Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 20 No. 4 (1987): 77–83; Reprined in Vol 34 No. 1 (2001): 75–122.

Bueger outlines the history of the endowment ceremony but does not share anything that he has covenanted not to divulge.

1981: Paul Anderson, “The Early Twentieth Century Temples Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 14 No. 1 (1981): 9–19.

Anderson shares how temple architecture changed starting with the Salt Lake Temple.

1968: Douglas Bergsma, “Mormon Architecture Today: The Temple as a Symbol Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 3 No. 1 (1968): 9–19.

Bergsma argues that, to anybody passing by the temple, even if they are not a member, that the temple stands as a a symbol of our devotion to the faith

1966: R.A. Christmas, “At Temple Square, Salt Lake City Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 1 No. 3 (1966): 158–159.

A short poem imagining Brigham Young’s experience with the Salt Lake Temple.