Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints


This volume in the collected works of Hugh Nibley features the gifted Latter-day Saint scholar’s reflections on the thoughts of Brigham Young regarding politics, education, leadership, and the environment. Nibley has brought together a priceless collection of the early Mormon leader’s counsel to the Saints of his era—counsel that is still relevant today. Add to these prophetic insights the scholarship and plain speaking that characterize Dr. Nibley’s works and the result is an eye-opening and sobering invitation to reevaluate our priorities.

The timeliness of Brigham’s counsel on these topics will quickly become apparent to readers, as will the unique insights that Nibley adds. Together they condemn sin and exhort us to live according to higher principles. This volume will amuse, provoke, challenge, and, above all, educate.

Table of Contents

  • Key to Abbreviations
  • Foreword
  • Man's Dominion, or Subduing the Earth
  • Brigham Young on the Environment
  • Stewardship of the Air
  • Promised Lands
  • In the Party, but Not of the Party
  • Brigham Young as a Statesman
  • Brigham Young and the Enemy
  • The Uses and Abuses of Patriotism
  • Renounce War, or a Substitute for Victory
  • If There Must Needs Be Offense
  • Warfare and the Book of Mormon
  • The Day of the Amateur
  • Educating the Saints
  • More Brigham Young on Education
  • Mediocre Meditations on the Media
  • Criticizing the Brethren
  • Brigham Young as a Leader
  • Leaders to Managers: The Fatal Shift
  • Exemplary Manhood
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Publication Information

  • Publication Date: 1994
  • ISBN 13: 978-0875798189
  • Page Count: 560
  • Format: hardcover
  • Price: $ 45.99
  • Imprint: Deseret Book

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