Apocryphal Writings and the Latter-day Saints


Edited by C. Wilfred Griggs

Book Synopsis:

This sought-after volume of essays takes an in-depth look at the apocrypha and how Latter-day Saints should approach it in their gospel study. With notable LDS authors such as Stephen E. Robinson, Joseph F. McConkie, and Robert L. Millet, this volume is an essential addition to any well-rounded Mormon studies library. Essays include: “Whose Apocrypha? Viewing Ancient Apocrypha from the Vantage of Events in the Present Dispensation,” “Lying for God: The Uses of Apocrypha,” and “The Nag Hammadi Library: A Mormon Perspective.”

About the Editor:

C. Wilfred Griggs is a Professor of Ancient Studies at BYU. In addition to being a scholar of early Christian and Latter-day Saint history he is also an archeologist. He has been a part of a team doing excavations at the Nag Hammadi site in Egypt, the field director of excavations at Seila, Fayum, Egypt, and has been the head of BYU's Fayum excavation since 1982. In 1994 he was invited by the government of the Administrative Republic of the Crimea to do excavations at Ancient Greek sites on the Crimea.

More Information:

Pages: 333
ISBN: 978-1-58958-089-3 (Paperback)