Michael R. Ash and Kevin L. Barney, Mesa, Arizona: The Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research, 2004, DVD Video.
For many people, the issues surround the Book of Abraham can be overwhelming. How did it get from Egypt to Joseph Smith? When was the papyri written? What have LDS and non-LDS scholars written about the topic? What works are helpful in doing your own research on the Book of Abraham? Ash and Barney cover the basics of the Book of Abraham and provide you with the sources so you can make this fascinating topic a part of your studies.
Born and raised LDS, Mike is the father of three girls and the grandfather of one boy. He sells jewelry and electronics at a retail store in Ogden, Utah. Mike has been in several Elder's Quorum presidencies and taught the Priests, Elder's Quorum, Gospel Doctrine for the Single Young Adults, and general Gospel Doctrine (my current calling). His first real encounter with anti-Mormon literature came in about 1980 after reading The Kingdom of the Cults. About four years later, after seeing The God Makers, Mike became interested in LDS apologetics. He's been an active participant in on-line LDS apologetics since 1990, and he currently owns and operates the MormonFortress.com Web site, a repository of apologetic articles refuting anti-Mormon accusations. He has authored nearly four dozen articles on his Web site and provides links to dozens of other articles authored by other LDS apologists. Mike was a presenter at several FAIR Conferences, and had a review published in the FARMS Review of Books 13:2.Kevin L. Barney received his B.A. in classics (Latin and Greek language and literature) from BYU in 1982. While at the Y, he also studied Hebrew and Coptic, and worked as a teaching assistant for Professor S. Kent Brown. He has published numerous articles on LDS scripture in such venues as the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, the Ensign, FARMS Review, and BYU Studies. Kevin is currently his ward's Sunday School President, and just recently completed teaching his sixth stake continuing education (Institute) course (this most recent course was on early LDS Church history). Professionally, Kevin is an attorney and practices public finance law (J.D., the University of Illinois, 1985; LL.M., DePaul University, 1990) in Chicago. Kevin also serves on the Board of Directors of FAIR.
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