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Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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For more than 150 years, missionaries have traveled the world, spreading the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). In their wake, beautiful temples have sprung up on nearly every continent. These buildings are the heart and soul of local LDS congregations and represent much more than places of worship. Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is both an architecture and history book that chronicles the growth of the LDS faith as it spread around the world. With their elegant spires reaching to the heavens and massive square footage, Mormon temples are majestic structures. See spectacular examples of LDS international architecture, including the Campinas Brazil Temple, Taipei Taiwan Temple, and the Aba Nigeria Temple. Located on the LDS Church's headquarters, the Salt Lake City Temple is recognized around the world as a symbol of the church. Learn about this remarkable building and all of the religious symbols incorporated into its design. Each spread includes an introduction to the temple, as well as a section containing more specific details such as address, events (dates of dedications, ground breaking) exteriors (design style, materials, dimensions), interiors (square footage, number of rooms), and temple district. This engaging book includes a giant, colorfully illustrated gate-fold guide to symbols in LDS temple design.

Christopher Kimball Bigelow served a mission to Australia and worked as an Ensign magazine editor. A graduate of Emerson College and Brigham Young University, he coauthored Mormonism for Dummies, edited The Mormon Tabernacle Enquirer and Conversations with Mormon Authors, and wrote Kindred Sprits, a Novel.

ISBN: 9781592239900

ISBN-10: 9781592239900

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

Publication Date: 11/01/2009 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/01/2009 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

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