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Nibley Documentary Faith of an Observer to Screen at Sunstone Film Festival

The Sunstone Film Festival will feature a retrospective screening of the documentary film Faith of an Observer: Conversations with Hugh Nibley. The movie will show in the Union Theater in the University of Utah Olpin Student Center on Saturday, August 2, at 2:00. Following the screening there will be a discussion on the making of the film with two of the filmmakers involved, Sterling VanWagenen and Hugh’s son Alex Nibley. Continue reading

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Hence in a Cumulo-Nimbus Mood

It is unbelievable how many people there are in New York with nothing to do but look for something to do. No artist is so bad, no art so bizarre, that it will not command an instantaneous and eager audience. Continue reading

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A Priesthood Manual for Backward Ten-Year-Olds

I have run into difficulties on the present [Melchizedek priesthood] lesson-manual: the committee wants something for backward ten-year-olds and they have a perfect right to it, only I keep telling them that I am not the guy to do it. Continue reading

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Hugh Nibley on Fatherhood

I do take the kids out into the canyons and the sagebrush for overnight jaunts, but it always Ends with Mikey howling his head off if he doesn’t go, and then crawling into my sleeping bag in the middle of the night to kick the stuffing out of the bag and me. Continue reading

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Hugh Nibley on the Power of Positive Thinking (sort of)

His ruly hair was kempt, for he was a couth and solute person, a transigent soul, and withal a man of effable ertia. Continue reading

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Hand-in-Glove with the Persecutors of the Church

Notice where the church is always being fought…where the church has always received the most savage…resistance everywhere in the deep South. But…we are imitating the deep South here. We match Mississippi more closely than any other state in various things now: in our morality, in our politics, in our views of things, in our self-righteousness and in our intolerance. Continue reading

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Forty Easters Ago

It’s hard to remember Hugh Nibley getting angry in a discussion about religion. Usually he took attacks in stride and found them stimulating rather than making him lose his tempter. I had certainly never seen anything provoke such an immediate and negative response from him. Continue reading

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