BYU Studies Quarterly

BYU Studies Quarterly

Article Title

The Expanding Gospel


Hugh W. Nibley


Sacred books, God, Knowableness, Theology, Doctrinal, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Doctrines


When dealing with apocryphal texts, scholars can discount doctrines and themes that appear once or twice. However, themes that run consistently through many or most of the texts should be seriously considered. One such theme is that of a council in heaven in which a plan was presented and the opposition toward that plan. This article details the presence of these themes in ancient texts among various cultures.