Yesterday seemed to be a bad day for great men passing on. In the shadow of Steve Jobs’ death, we hear of the early passing of Matthew Brown.
Matthew was a scholar in LDS history. I’ve heard him speak on occasion, and exchanged emails over the years with him. He was always a gentleman, and always at the top of his game.
Of his many books I’ve read (or consumed), I would probably pick his first book, Symbols in Stone as my favorite. He gave a wonderfully detailed description of many of the symbolic items in the Salt Lake Temple, and their meaning.
There is a memorial fund at FAIR, where you can donate to assist the family.
I LOVE “The Gate of Heaven.” Very sad to see him go.
Matthew Brown commented around here on occasion as “Matt B.” did he not?
That was Matt Brown? Interesting. I vaguely knew him in the early 90’s but not like I knew many of the other FARMS folks back then. Of course I’ve lost contact with nearly all of them.