Professor Brian Hauglid is recently retired from BYU where he spent 21-years as Professor of Ancient Scripture. The extensive work he has done on the Book of Abraham manuscripts has led him to state publicly that the “scholarship” of Book of Abraham apologists such as John Gee and Kerry Muhlestein is “abhorrent.” Professor Hauglid explains the research that has led him to this conclusion and a changing in his views on the Book of Abraham.
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Thank you RFM for a great interview with Brian Hauglid. My take away from the interview is a profound respect for Brian’s integrity under such a difficult environment. Also obvious that John Gee and Kerry Muhlestein could use a little Occam”s Razor with the Book of Abraham. Those two will never be scholars, only Church paid apologists. Sad that their integrity is worth so little to themselves.
Bravo RFM. Bravo Prof. Hauglid, and Bravo Wayne for wrapping it up so nicely!
Thanks for the kinds words, Wayne!
I was very pleased that the interview with Brian went so well.
It was the culmination of many, many hours of discussions on the phone.
Hope you are doing well!
P.S. Lots more comments going on at the radiofreemormong.org website if you want to check it out!
Thanks RFM and Brian, this was a great interview! Wayne’s comment regarding Brian’s integrity in such an environment is spot on.
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Brian Hauglid showed honesty and integrity by coming forward and telling the truth. This also took a bigger measure of compassion as one has to more strongly subvert their ego to do this considering his past.
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
Brian, much love your way! I hope many more can learn and hear more from you in the future.
Fascinating interview! Very telling. Sincere thanks, again!!