Boyd Petersen, The Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research (FAIR), 2005.
Boyd Petersen, son-in-law of the late Dr. Hugh Nibley and author of Nibley's biography, gave a two-part presentation. With the current media attention over a book written by one of Nibley's daughters who left the Church and accused her father of sexual molestation, Petersen tackles the allegations with an insider perspective. The second part of PetersenÆs presentation deals with the many wonderful ways that Dr. Nibley contributed to LDS studies, social commentary, environmental issues, and the love of family. Anyone who has ever read a Nibley book or article, or who is merely familiar with one of the greatest LDS scholars of this century, will not want to miss this thought-provoking and entertaining presentation.
Boyd Petersen served an LDS mission to Fance-Paris, where he learned French and knocked on several thousand doors. He attended BYU, where he met Zina Nibley, fell for her, and finally convinced her to marry him. After trying out several majors, he eventually graduated with a degree in French and International Relations. Hopeless idealists, he and Zina later moved to Washington, where Boyd worked for the US Congress for eight years (House, Senate, and Congressional Research Service) until he realized he wasn't Jed Bartlett. To compensate, he completed a Master's degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland. He and Zina now live in Provo with their four children, Mary, Christian, Nathanael, and Andrew. Boyd currently teaches at both BYU and UVSC and is a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah. He is a Gospel Doctrine and Priesthood quorum instructor in his ward. He is the author of Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life.
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