Sacred Symbols: Finding Meaning in Rites, Rituals and Ordinances
Author: Alonzo L. Gaskill
In order to truly understand Deity and how we can return to Him, we must first understand the meaning behind the sacred symbols found in religious ordinances, rituals, covenants, clothing, gestures, and words. In this book, Alonzo Gaskill presents a myriad of ancient and modern Jewish, Christian, and Islamic practices which are illustrative of symbols Latter-day Saints would do well to understand.
The deluxe edition features beautifully designed pages, several colored photographs, and other illustrated pictures to help readers better understand these important symbols.
Alonzo L. Gaskill is a professor of Church history and doctrine. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy, a master's in theology, and a PhD in biblical studies. Brother Gaskill has taught at Brigham Young University since 2003. Prior to coming to BYU, he served in a variety of assignments within the Church Educational System-most recently as the director of the LDS Institute of Religion at Stanford University (1995-2003).