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Analysis Of Hugh Nibley's Article Zeal Without Knowledge

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In the article “Zeal Without Knowledge”, Hugh Nibley (1978/2016), a distinguished scholar of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, cautions BYU students not to allow trivial thoughts and desires to take precedence over the need for building a foundation of meaningful knowledge. The one-dimensional view and experience of reality means that there is limited knowledge and society is subject to human flaws. Flawed views mean that thoughts can easily become distracted by trivial things of this world. In this short expanse of life, it is important to decide the proper priority of both thoughts and actions. Nibley states “the substance of thought is knowledge” (p. 4). The human brain needs to be fed meaningful knowledge unceasingly in
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