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About George L. Mitton

George L. Mitton received a master’s degree in political science from Utah State University and did additional graduate studies at the University of Utah and Columbia University.  He is retired from a career in education and state government in Oregon. He has served for a decade as an associate editor of FARMS Review and has published there, in Dialogue and in BYU Studies.

Book Review: Temple Themes in the Book of Moses, by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw

In an earlier work entitled In God’s Image and Likeness,1 Jeffrey Bradshaw provided a remarkable commentary on much of the Book of Moses from the Pearl of Great Price, relating its details to many examples and parallels from ancient literature and summarizing recent scholarly work and commentary on this important scripture received from the Prophet Joseph Smith.2 Temple Themes in the Book of Moses expands on that commentary in a special way, emphasizing those aspects of the Book of Moses that help explain and illuminate the customs, teachings, and ordinances of the temple. Continue reading


  1. Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, In God’s Image and Likeness: Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Book of Moses (Salt Lake City: Eborn, 2010). 

  2. See Brian M. Hauglid’s review “A New Resource on the Book of Moses,” Mormon Studies Review 23/1 (2011): 57–60.