The Laura F. Willes Center for Book of

Mormon Studies and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies,

in conjunction with Religious Education and the Harold B. Lee library,

will host a weekly lecture series on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm,

beginning 14 January and continuing during winter semester 2010 in the

Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Presenters include: Richard

Bushman, Robert Millet, Terry Ball, Daniel Peterson, Zina Petersen, Ann

Madsen, Alex Nibley, Bert Wilson, John Welch, Marilyn Arnold, Eric

Huntsman, and Gaballa Ali Gaballa.

Thursday, April 8 lectureEgyptology, Hugh Nibley and the bookHugh Nibley was dying. BYU professors Michael D. Rhodes, John W.

Welch, John Gee and others met at Nibley's home to decide what to do

with his unfinished book, "One Eternal Round."Thursday, April 1 lectureHugh Nibley, a modern SocratesSocrates drove ancient Athenians crazy, but this was a good thing. They needed waking up. Hugh Nibley served a similar role for Mormons, said C. Wilfred Griggs at the Thursday, April 1, installment of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute's weekly lecture series that honors the late professor Hugh W. Nibley.Thursday, March 25 lectureNibley a passionate defender of the Book of MormonA man known for throwing written and verbal poison darts at the wealthy,

the social elite, BYU's dress code and war never took potshots at the

Book of Mormon.Thursday, March 18 lectureClassical scholarship drove Nibley to religionHugh Nibley, who had an


amount of scholarship, especially in the classics, never intended to use


talents for anything but the gospel, according to Eric D. Huntsman.

Wednesday, March 10 lectureHugh Nibley writings that changed the church John W. Welch, the Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law at BYU and the current editor in chief of BYU studies, spoke about Hugh Nibley's influential writings.Thursday, March 4 lectureThe truth about Hugh Nibley mythsWilliam A. Wilson, Emeritus professor of English at BYU, spoke about Hugh

Nibley on March 4, celebrating the 100th

anniversary of Nibley's birth.Thursday, Feb. 25 lectureA view into how Hugh Nibley studied the truthHugh Nibley may have done a lot of writing and lecturing, but he also did plenty of looking, too.Thursday, Feb. 18 lectureHugh Nibley a man of paradoxes and disagreements

Hugh Nibley valued disagreement, according to his son Alex Nibley. More than being right, Nibley valued the

process of discussion.

Thursday, Feb. 11, lecture:Hugh Nibley: Mankind should take care of the EarthHugh Nibley was passionate about man's stewardship over the Earth.

He believed God charged man with taking good care of both the land and

the creatures on it, said a scholar at the weekly lecture series

honoring Nibley at BYU. Nibley would have been 100 this year.Thursday, Feb. 4, lecture:Hugh Nibley's defense of truthHugh Nibley approaches a lonely house. He is alone. The house is

deserted. It is night. Others will come later to this house, but for

now it is up to him. He takes his flashlight and enters the structure

— engulfed by the shadows.Thursday, Jan. 28, lecture:Hugh Nibley a scholar from early ageMost people wouldn't be surprised to learn Hugh Nibley was an

extraordinary scholar, even at an early age. But some might be

surprised, and amused, to learn what daughter Zina Nibley Petersen said

he didn't know.Thursday, Jan. 14, lecture:Critics couldn't touch Nibley's faithHugh Nibley, one of the greatest defenders of Joseph

Smith's work, didn't worry about vindicating the Prophet's character,

said Richard L. Bushman at a lecture at BYU on Jan. 14.