Bob Bennett Video on Nibley and Politics

We are currently in production on a multimedia ebook focused on Hugh Nibley’s thinking on the relationship of politics and religion. Part of that multimedia ebook will be an interview with Senator Robert Bennett, who gives some of his own insight into the same subject matter.

The ebook will also contain a print version of a provocative talk from HN and a firsthand account off his not so glorious career as a political activist.

We asked Senator Bennett for this interview after seeing that he quoted extensively from Nibley in his book Leap of Faith: Confronting the Origins of the Book of Mormon. Bennett and Nibley were not political allies, but they share a strong belief in the teachings of Mormonism, as well as a willingness to say some things that tend to make some people uncomfortable. This video clip is an excerpt from the longer interview which will appear in the upcoming Nibley Digital Edition.



About Hugh Nibley

Hugh Nibley, 1910-2005, was simultaneously the LDS Church's greatest intellectual defender from attack from the outside and Mormon culture's strongest critic from the inside. This blog is composed mainly from Nibley's unpublished writings, letters, interviews and conversations, with occasional posts from associates who had personal interactions with him.
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4 Responses to Bob Bennett Video on Nibley and Politics

  1. Looking forward to seeing Bennett’s comments in the forthcoming video.

  2. Pingback: Bob Bennett Video on Nibley and Politics: Part 2 | Hugh Nibley [off the record]

  3. All politicians sell out, it seems.

    I like HN’s essay “Beyond Politics.” Do you know why he wouldn’t want it reprinted? Did he change his mind? See

  4. Pingback: Senator Bennett’s Advice to Politicians | Interpreter

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