1397: Civil War – John Gee vs. the Joseph Smith Papers Project
February 12, 2021
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.