No Maam, Thats not History by Hugh NibleyI expected much more from this book.
Nibley spends most of his time using a sarcastic tone of voice while attacking the author on everything from her character to her gender. I was deeply disappointed with the comparison he makes between her use of weak sources to young women [being] found making vivid, full, circumstantial and sincere accusations against attackers which are found upon investigation to be nothing more than the objects of their own over-wrought desires and imaginings. I imagine that this statement is bred from his own daughters allegations of sexual abuse made against him, but the comment was in bad taste and didnt belong in this book. It is, however, a good example of how the entire essay is based more on emotional response and chauvinistic comments as opposed to scholarly evidence to back him up.
Nibley claims of all churches in the world only this one has not found it necessary to readjust any part of its doctrine in the last hundred years. This is a blatant falsehood even in his time, considering polygamy and withholding the priesthood from blacks had both been renounced as of this printing. I was hoping for more concrete evidence to be presented in this book.
Very disappointing read considering his reputation. I expected better.
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Start by marking “No Ma'am, That's not History ” as Want to Read: Response to the book "No Man Knows My History", Fawn Brodie's dubious biography of Joseph Smith, Jr., the Mormon Prophet. Hugh Winder Nibley was one of Mormonism's most celebrated scholars.
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