This Day In History

    • Dedication
    • 2000 Caracas Venezuela Temple dedicated
    • Moroni
    • 2003 Angel Moroni placed upon the São Paulo Brazil Temple

Know Your Moroni

Brothers and Sisters, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Neighbors, I Present:

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An ebook, detailing the various Angel Moroni Statues currently in use on LDS Temples in the style and tradition of the Audubon or Arbor Day Society fields guides.

Inside its lovely digital pages you can find answers to ALL of the following questions:

  • How many different statues are being used on temples?
  • How many Sculptors have created statues?
  • Which Sculptor won an Olympic medal?
  • Which Sculptor also made hood ornaments?
  • What does this guy have to do with Angel Moroni Statues?

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  • How many of each statue is there?
  • Which is the tallest statue?

And many, many more!

And what, you ask, does it take to get this ebook? NOTHING! It’s absolutely Free!*

*And by free I mean "No, seriously. It's totally free. You don't even have to give me your email or like me on Facebook first or anything" (Though you can if you really want to.)

Just head on over to the new Downloads page and pick out which version you would like. There is a Tablet version that shows one page at a time, and a Desktop version with facing pages for a more pleasant Desktop Experience.

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Here what the reviewers have to say!

Rick Satterfield

LDSChurchTemples.com

Know Your Moroni is easily the most engaging and comprehensive electronic field guide to the angel Moroni.  I dare you to find one better!  Brian’s mastery of visual appeal, captivating writing style, and meticulous research are in extraordinary form in this concise, beautifully illustrated e-book.  If you love to nerd out on temple trivia like I do, you’ll find yourself in angel Moroni heaven from beginning to end.  Thanks to Brian’s combination of brilliance and borderline obsession, we can now all benefit from a Moroni experience that is truly genius!  Brian, you are gentleman and a scholar.  Thank you for your work!
When Moroni was placed on the Provo City Center, Brian was the first to teach me that the statue was sculpted by Karl Quilter and that he faced east, I knew that not all the Moroni statues were the same, but I had no idea of the variety and history involved with the various statues. Brian has put a tremendous amount of effort into this publication and this is worth the serious read or a casual read, depending on your interest. If you think your interest in these statues is minor, just wait until you start reading. It will turn into a major interest pretty quickly. Now I’m waiting for a publication on Holiness to the Lord inscriptions.

Brian A. Olson

Book’s Author

What do you mean you found ANOTHER typo?!?!?

Authors Wife

Would you put your project away and come to bed already?

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BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

Go to the downloads page now and not only can you get last years Angel Moroni infographic, you can also get the full resolution version of this handy quick reference guide!

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Why are you still reading, go to the download page already!

Or read it now, no waiting on a download!

But Wait, There’s More!

Okay not really. Seriously, you should download it already.

Comments

This post currently has 6 responses

  • Thanks for this. Very interesting! Often, when we work on mural restoration-conservation in the more “historic” temples we get the tour into the far recesses of the building and often I have been able to crawl around and up through the small access doors to climb up on steeples to see the statues of Angel Moronis. to see these wonderful statues up close and personal, on location as they look out over the world is fun, memorable and even inspiring.

    • Thank you for your comment! I have enjoyed your website as well. It’s always fun to see the temples you work on, and I thoroughly enjoy finding out who the original artists were on the temple murals. As you are an art historian, I hope you have enjoyed my book and that I have done justice to the subject. Also, I am thoroughly jealous of what you get to do! (I am also jealous of the Ferrari you got to drive, but not as much as the temples!)

  • As per the Los Angeles Temple, the sculptor Malin was not the only artist who left his creative mark on that temple – sculptor Torleif Knaphus made the oxen of the baptistery, and one of his former BYU art students, sculptor Earl Bascom, did plaster work in the building. But there seems to be an error in your description of the Los Angles Moroni – “…the left arm holds the trumpet…” and yet “…the statue is holding Gold Plates in the crook of his left arm…” How many left arms does Moroni have?

    • Yes, That is a typo I need to fix. As for Knaphus, I do mention the oxen in the download version of the book. I should include a section of their other work in the online version as well.

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