Tinkling Cymbals and Sounding Brass: The Art of Telling Tales about Joseph Smith and Brigham Young
The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal” (1 Corinthians 13:1). Since then, the terms “tinkling cymbals” and “sounding brass” have often been used to signify words of emptiness and confusion – describing perfectly most writings critical of the Latter-day Saints. Trained in history and interested in classical rhetoric, Hugh Nibley brings a broad perspective to his study of anti-Mormon writings.
© 1991 Hugh Nibley and Associates, LC
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
Deseret Book Company
Religion | Religious Education
Nibley, Hugh, "Tinkling Cymbals and Sounding Brass: The Art of Telling Tales about Joseph Smith and Brigham Young" (1991). Maxwell Institute Publications. 93.