Experts Interviewed in The
Lost Book of Abraham
Edward H. Ashment was a doctoral candidate in Egyptology at the
University of Chicago and formerly served as Supervisor of Scripture
Translation Research for the Translation Division of the LDS Church. He has
authored a number of scholarly articles on the Book of Abraham and other
aspects of Mormon studies.
Lanny D. Bell, Ph.D. is Adjunct Professor Egyptology at Brown
University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Craig L. Blomberg, Ph.D. is Professor of New Testament at Denver
Seminary. He is the co-author with Dr. Stephen Robinson of Brigham Young
University of How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in
Conversation (IVP, 1997).
David Crump, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Religion at Calvin College
in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He lived for many years in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Stan Larson, Ph.D. is Curator of Manuscripts in the Special
Collections department of the Marriott Library at the University of Utah. He
is a member of the LDS Church and a former Church employee. He is the author
of numerous articles and books on Mormon history, including Quest for the
Gold Plates (Freethinker Press, 1996).
Richard J. Mouw, Ph.D. is President of Fuller Theological Seminary in
Pasadena, California, the largest nondenominational seminary in the world.
Dr. Mouw has for a number of years engaged in dialogue with Mormon scholars.
Robert K. Ritner, Ph.D.
is Associate Professor of Egyptology at The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. He is the
author of the definitive scholarly translation of the three Joseph Smith
Papyri (plus Facsimile 3 in the Book of Abraham) identified as the source of
the Book of Abraham: "The 'Breathing Permit of Hôr' Thirty-four Years
Later," in Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 62, No. 3
(2003), and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought,
Vol. 33, No. 4.
Jan Shipps, Ph.D. is Professor of History
Emeritus at the University
of Indiana-Purdue University and a widely respected historian of Mormonism.
Her most recent book is Sojourner in the Promised Land: Forty Years Among
the Mormons (University of Illinois, 2000).
David P. Wright, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Ancient Near Eastern
Studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He formerly taught
at Brigham Young University. He is the author of numerous articles and books
in both the areas of ancient Near Eastern studies and Mormon studies.