Person Interviewed: Brian Hales

*The Anachronism Gap? (Part 6 of 6)

Many critics point out that there are anachronisms in the Book of Mormon.  Native Americans didn’t use steel, there were not horses, elephants, etc, so why are they mentioned in the Book of Mormon? Brian:

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Wordprint Studies (Part 5 of 6)

Wordprint or stylometry studies try to identify the author of a text. Studies have tried to prove ancient as well as modern authorship. What does Brian Hales think of these studies? Is there a gap

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Assessing Joseph Smith (Part 5 of 6)

Joseph Smith said his name would be known for good and evil.  Boy was he right. Dr. Larry Foster thinks the truth is somewhere in the middle and dismisses both strong critics and strong apologists

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Polygamy

Did Hales Write the Gospel Topics Essays?

Yes & No.  There are the three Gospel Topics essays on LDS.org that deal with the topic of polygamy.  It probably won’t surprise you that Brian Hales played a significant role in this.  However, there

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About Brian Hales

Dr. Brian C. Hales is a Utah-based anesthesiologist and amateur LDS historian. He received his medical degree from the University of Utah and did his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His book, Modern Polygamy and Mormon Fundamentalism: The Generations after the Manifesto, received the “Best Book of 2007 Award” from the John Whitmer Historical Association.

Brian is a former president and member of the John Whitmer Historical Association. He has also served as the president of the Utah Medical Association. Brian was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for fourteen years.

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