Join the millions of people who come to explore historic Temple Square in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.
The Spirit of Salt Lake City
Author: Scott Jarvie
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ATTRACTING about five million visitors each year, Temple Square is ranked as the sixteenth most popular site in the United States. It draws more people than all five of Utah’s national parks combined.
SCOTT JARVIE’S exquisite photographs showcase buildings in and around Temple Square, displaying intricate pioneer craftsmanship and architectural marvels. Discover the brilliant design of the Tabernacle, which was built without any support pillars, the history of the gothic-style Assembly Hall, and the elegance of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, formerly Hotel Utah. Read how the masterpiece Christus statue came to be in the North Visitor’s Center and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds that provide a myriad of places for reflection.
The Ensign of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Category: Mormon Church
This revised and updated comprehensive travel guide examines North America's most sacred sites for spiritually attuned explorers. Important archaeological, geological, and historical destinations from coast to coast are exhaustively examined, from the weathered pueblos of the American Southwest and the medicine wheels of western Canada to Graceland and the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. Histories and cultural contexts are objectively surveyed, along with the latest academic theories and insightful metaphysical ruminations. Detailed maps, drawings, and travel directions are also included.
Author: Brad Olsen
Publisher: CCC Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
It is appropriate for us Latter-day Saints to desire spiritual experiences, if we want them for the right reasons. The Prophet Joseph Smith demonstrated this when, at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple, he prayed: "let thy house be filled with a mighty rushing wind, with thy glory." Joseph specifically asked for a heavenly experience. Of course, his faith had waxed strong in the Lord; but then again, shouldn't ours? So writes Andrew S. Weeks in Spiritual Temples: Heavenly Experiences in the Houses of God, a thought-provoking, inspiring book that is also studiously and reverently researched. Weeks writes about the history of temple worship and its restoration in the latter-days, which sparked a stream of heavenly manifestations given to prophets and other faithful saints, fulfilling the Lord's words that temples are "consecrated" for "obtaining revelations." Present-day temple building, the future of temple work, and worthiness are also discussed. "I will appear unto my servants, and speak unto them with mine own voice," the Lord promised, "if my people will keep my commandments, and do not pollute this holy house." Spiritual Temples supports the premise that, whether through inspiration or direct manifestation, heavenly experiences are available to temple visitors today.
Heavenly Experiences in the Houses of God
Author: Andrew Weeks
Religion and spirituality are still among the most common motivations for travel - many major tourism destinations have developed largely as a result of their connections to sacred people, places and events. Providing a comprehensive assessment of the primary issues and concepts related to this intersection of tourism and religion, this revealing book gives a balanced discussion of both the theoretical and applied subjects that destination planners, religious organizations, scholars, and tourism service providers must deal with on a daily basis. Bringing together a distinguished list of contributors, this volume takes a global approach and incorporates substantial empirical cases from Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, New Ageism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and the spiritual philosophies of East Asia. On a conceptual level, it considers, amongst other topics: contested heritage the pilgrim-tourist dichotomy secularization of pilgrimage experiences religious humanism educational aspects of religious tourism commodification of religious icons and services. A vibrant collection of essays, this outstanding book discusses many important practices, paradigms, and problems that are currently being examined and debated. It raises an array of significant and interesting questions and as such is a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers of tourism, religion and cultural studies.
Author: Dallen Timothy,Daniel Olsen
The Millennial Quest Series chronicles a family's journey from our time to the Second Coming of Christ, into the Millennium, and finally back through their pre-mortal lives to discover the startling reasons things occur in mortality as they do. This series is unlike any other, in that it tenderly follows their existence through four separate very real world--earth life, millennial life, after-life, and pre-mortality.This book is the first installment in this sweeping drama. Through heart-warming events and real-life tragedies, their lives are traced through the struggles and triumphs which bring them the great blessings sought by the faithful of every age. This is a timeless romance of lives forever intertwined, of vast blessings gained at incredible cost. It is an immensely engaging story for all who have pondered the sweeping drama of existence, or who have gazed upon the battlefields of life, and wondered why.
Author: John M. Pontius
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Category: Christian fiction, American
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Category: Mormon Church
It is a story not known nor told before. Four to five million annual visitors come to Temple Square. Both L.D.S. and non-L.D.S. inquire about what they see and feel. Table in the Wilderness answers questions, reduces prejudice, explains tenets, promotes interest in the Church and missionary work, and affirms that L.D.S. are Christians. It describes the absolutely unique and spiritual magnetism of This Place.
This Place Temple Square
Author: D. Michael Stewart
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Latter-Day Prophets Since 1844. This volume is the third of three& ;on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church& ;history during the administration of all of its Prophet-Prophets since& ;Joseph Smith. It begins with the succession of the Apostles after& ;Joseph Smith's martyrdom, the building of the Nauvoo Temple, and the trek to the west of the Latter-day Saint pioneers. We follow them through Iowa, Winter Quarters, and on to Utah. We witness the colonization of the state of Deseret, while the rest of the country suffered from Civil War. Then we follow events through the administrations of all of the 19th-Century, 20th-Century, and 21st-Century prophets from John Taylor to Thomas S. Monson. We become familiar with the early lives, missions, marriages, and callings of each of these prophets, seeing how the Lord prepared them for the particular time that they led the Church. We finish with a look toward the future as we await the Second Coming of our Lord. The cover features a beautiful photograph of the Salt Lake Temple, taken at dusk during the Christmas season from the roof of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Latter-Day Prophets Since 1844
Author: Randal S. Chase
Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing
In sechzehn autobiographischen Geschichten liefert der Star des schrägen Humors die ganze Palette zwischen Größenwahn und Menschenliebe, multipler Schizophrenie und tragikomischer Alltagssatire.
Deutsch von Harry Rowohlt
Author: David Sedaris
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Reframing Pilgrimage argues that sacred travel is just one of the twenty-first century's many forms of cultural mobility. The contributors consider the meanings of pilgrimage in Christian, Mormon, Hindu, Islamic and Sufi traditions, as well as in secular contexts, and they create a new theory of pilgrimage as a form of voluntary displacement. This voluntary displacement helps to constitute cultural meaning in a world constantly 'en route'. Pilgrimage, which works both on global economic and individual levels, is recognised as a highly creative and politically charged force intimately bound up in economic and cultural systems
Cultures in Motion
Author: Simon Coleman,John Eade
Category: Social Science
The 1893 Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, presented the Latter-day Saints with their first opportunity to exhibit the best of Mormonism for a national and an international audience after the abolishment of polygamy in 1890. The Columbian Exposition also marked the dramatic reengagement of the LDS Church with the non-Mormon world after decades of seclusion in the Great Basin. Between May and October 1893, over seven thousand Latter-day Saints from Utah attended the international spectacle popularly described as the ''White City.'' While many traveled as tourists, oblivious to the opportunities to ''exhibit'' Mormonism, others actively participated to improve their church's public image. Hundreds of congregants helped create, manage, and staff their territory's impressive exhibit hall; most believed their besieged religion would benefit from Utah's increased national profile. Moreover, a good number of Latter-day Saint women represented the female interests and achievements of both Utah and its dominant religion. These women hoped to use the Chicago World's Fair as a platform to improve the social status of their gender and their religion. Additionally, two hundred and fifty of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's best singers competed in a Welsh eiseddfodd, a musical competition held in conjunction with the Chicago World's Fair, and Mormon apologist Brigham H. Roberts sought to gain LDS representation at the affiliated Parliament of Religions. In the first study ever written of Mormon participation at the Chicago World's Fair, Reid L. Neilson explores how Latter-day Saints attempted to ''exhibit'' themselves to the outside world before, during, and after the Columbian Exposition, arguing that their participation in the Exposition was a crucial moment in the Mormon migration to the American mainstream and its leadership's discovery of public relations efforts. After 1893, Mormon leaders sought to exhibit their faith rather than be exhibited by others.
The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair
Author: Reid Neilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Addresses the current state of religion in the U.S. and examines the many ways it has changed and been transformed, as well as how those changes impact us personally and as a society
Changes, Challenges, New Directions
Author: Charles H. Lippy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Homelands gives us a new map of the United States, a map drawn with people's lives and the land that is their home.
A Geography of Culture and Place across America
Author: Richard L. Nostrand,Lawrence E. Estaville
Publisher: JHU Press
Small may be beautiful, but bigness has been even better. Within a single decade, starting at the end of the 1980s, ZGF has been transformed from a Northwest regional office of 75 people, perfectly at home in Portland, Oregon, into a 300 person nationwide organization with branches in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
between science and art
Author: Robert J. Frasca,Allan Temko
In Fault Line, Sarah Andrews' seventh absorbing mystery, forensic geologist Emily Hansen finds herself in a heavenly situation-for a geologist, anyway. Here, Salt Lake City, on the verge of hosting the Olympics, is hit with a major earthquake, Em's first; she's delighted to see her science at work live and in color instead of in a lab like usual. Not that it's all fun and games-the quake is minor in terms of damage, but the specter of the possibility of a much larger disaster looms. And the geological event brings her a job. For the past few months while trying to move forward in her relationship with her boyfriend, Ray, a cop in Salt Lake, Em has been consulting for and training with the FBI as an unofficial investigator; when a state-employed geologist is murdered hours after the quake, the Feds ask Em to put her special brand of detection skills to work on the case. The disaster already has the local government types edgy, and a murder at the height of the emergency gets even the governor's attention. Em must use all the investigatory tools in her arsenal to uncover what in the dead geologist's life-earthquake related or not, professional or personal-could have made her the target of a killer. Action-packed and tensely written, Fault Line is as much about the very real effects of an earthquake on our modern lives as it is about the science of finding a killer.
A Mystery Featuring Forensic Geologist Em Hansen
Author: Sarah Andrews
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Vols. for -1905 include also the proceedings of the general conference of the Deseret Sunday School Union.
Author: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,Deseret Sunday School Union
In the Light of Its Seasons
Author: Don Busath
Publisher: Shadow Mountain