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History of Lowell L Bennion, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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When Bennion received the Good Samaritan Award in 1985 from Utahns Against Hunger, Charles Johnson, executive director of United Way, said, "He's a combination of an Old Testament prophet, who wants to give you his vision of what should be, and New Testament good Samaritan, who doesn't stand back and talk, but steps in to do the good work himself." Bennion also has received many other honors, including an honorary doctorate at the University of Utah (1982) and establishment there in 1986 of the Lowell L. Bennion Center for Community Service, election to Utah's Beehive Hall of Fame (1987), the Richard D. Bass award for Distinguished Service by a Utahn in the Humanities (1988), and the Caring Award (1989), given in Washington, D.C., to ten Americans who had most exemplified practical human service. Together with is wife Merle he received the Presidential Citation from Brigham Young University at the August Commencement 1991.

See: Eugene England, editor, The Best of Lowell Bennion: Selected Writings 1928-1988 (1988), which includes a full bibliography. Bennion's major books are Max Weber's Methodology (1933), an early study which was rediscovered, praised, and partially reprinted by sociologists in 1992; The Religion of the Latter-day Saints (1939), used as an LDS institute manual for twenty years; Teachings of the New Testament (1953); An Introduction to the Gospel (1955), used as an LDS Sunday School manual for fifteen years and translated into many foreign languages; Religion and the Pursuit of Truth (1959); The Things That Matter Most (1978); and Do Justly and Love Mercy (1988).

Eugene England


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