An important evaluation of the secularizing impulse at work at BYU, providing the broad context for the secularization of the Maxwell Institute.
Although I have ceased active posting on this blog, I do want to make this anouncement.
For those of you who have always wanted a chance to mock me, throw peanuts, and rattle my cage, I’ll be participating as a junior companion guide on Mark Wright‘s tour of Book of Mormon Mesoamerica in Guatemala and southern Mexico. We will be visiting some absolutely world class archaeological sites such as Tikal and Palenque. For more information, see this web site.http://www.thepassiontravelcompany.com/mx10u1302ldsmaw/
It’s going to be a great trip!
Gee’s views on the BOA have been misrepresented in some of the comments on my blog. Although I’m phasing my blog out, I think Gee’s real position should be clarified.
To find Gee’s “Official Position” on the Book of Abraham, please consult the following:
Audio and video of notes of my last lecture on Enoch at Education Week:
Some friends asked me to post the videos of my “Mysteries of Enoch” lectures before I stop blogging. Here is #3.
This lecture covers: 1- Enoch and the Early Christians; 2- Second Enoch; 3- Third Enoch; 4- Metatron/Enoch
I’ve decided to stop blogging on this web site. I’ll leave it up for a few weeks, and then I’m going to delete it.
There will be no further blogs, nor comments posted.
Since I’ve been discussing the Book of Abraham, it should be noted that the classic Maxwell Institute (pre-June 2012) strongly endorsed the historicity and authenticity of the Book of Abraham, as reflected in its support for the Institute’s “Book of Abraham Project.” The current status of that project is unclear.
Here’s a nice chronological bibliography of books and articles on the Book of Abraham:
FAIR has a good summary of the major issues here: