Recently, BYU Egyptologist John Gee published an article via the online Mormon apologetic website “The Interpreter” – attacking the scholarship of the Joseph Smith Papers Project, specifically Volume 4 of “The Joseph Smith Papers Revelations and Translations.” The article is entitled: “Fantasy and Reality in the Translation of the Book of Abraham.”
Gee’s main attack targets are recently retired BYU professor Brian Hauglid and current LDS church employee Robin Jensen.
- Why would a BYU professor be attacking the work of the Joseph Smith Papers project – both of which are owned and controlled by the LDS Church?
- What issues are at stake in this battle between old style and new style Mormon apologists?
Join me and Radio Free Mormon on Friday at 11:15am Utah time as we discuss the history and details of this “civil war” within the world of Mormon apologetics.