The Holy Temple

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The Holy Temple
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Cover of the initial 1980 printing.
AuthorBoyd K. Packer
CountryUnited States
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The Holy Temple is a 1980 book by Boyd K. Packer that discusses the doctrine and purpose of the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), including an explanation of the entrance requirements. The book also explains why LDS Church teachings focus on family history and genealogy and how this relates to the temples.

The Holy Temple was published by Bookcraft. Since its publication, excerpts have regularly appeared in official magazines of the LDS Church.[1] In 2002, the LDS Church issued an official publication that was adapted from Packer's book: the 37-page booklet Preparing to Enter the Holy Temple[2] is given to members of the church who are preparing to attend the temple for the first time.

In 2007, Deseret Book published a 320-page illustrated version of the book.

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  1. ^ See, for example, Boyd K. Packer, "The Holy Temple", Ensign, February 1995; Boyd K. Packer, "Come To the Temple", Liahona, October 2010; Boyd K. Packer, "Your Family History: Getting Started", Ensign, August 2003; Boyd K. Packer, "The Holy Temple", Liahona, October 2010.
  2. ^ Boyd K. Packer, Preparing to Enter the Holy Temple (Salt Lake City, Utah: LDS Church, 2002).