not only to go
to the temple but to be in it as well.
TEMPLES ARE FILLED with ancient symbols that point directly to the Atonement. These symbols are all around— in scriptures, cultural motifs, and architectural details.
C. Robert Line, doctor in sociology of religion, o ers help to those wanting to make sense of certain aspects of the temple and the endowment. By showing how these symbols all point back to Christ’s Atonement, he aims to enrich and enliven the worship experience that Church members can and should expect when they attend the House of the Lord.
Learn to recognize the true meanings of temple symbols, such as the circle in the square motif, the tree of life, and sacred temple clothing, and allow their meanings to bring you closer to Christ.
C. Robert Line has worked full-time with religious education for the past twenty-five years. In addition to teaching with the BYU Religious Education faculty, he has been a presenter at BYU Education Week, Women s Conference, Especially for Youth, and has worked for CES programs as an instructor and director for Institutes of Religion. Brother Line has both a bachelors and masters degree from BYU and also holds a Doctoral degree from Purdue University in Sociology of Religion. He has authored various books and articles and has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Century Magazine. Brother Line has served in the Church as a bishop, stake high councilor, elders quorum president, and various other callings. He played on the BYU Men s Basketball team from 1984 to 1985. He and his wife, Tamera Wright Line, have five children and four grandchildren. Their family resides in Cedar Hills, Utah.