Of Faith and Reason

Author Info

  

Michael R. Ash is the owner and operator of MormonFortress.com and is on the management team for the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIRLDS.org). He has been published in Sunstone, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, the Maxwell Institute’s FARMS Review, and is the author of Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony in the Face of Criticism and Doubt. He and his wife live in Ogden, Utah, and have three daughters and four grandchildren.

 

Bibliography of Writings by Michael R. Ash

Web Articles

  • ABC’s of the Book of Abraham, The” (with Kevin L. Barney)
  • April 6 as Christ's Birthday
  • Archaeological Evidence and the Book of Mormon
  • Archaeology and the Book of Mormon
  • Archaeology 'Proves' the Bible but Not the Book of Mormon
  • Are LDS Prone to Problems?
  • Armor in the Book of Mormon
  • Baptism in the Book of Mormon
  • Barley in the Book of Mormon
  • Bees in the Book of Mormon
  • Bible is Complete
  • Bible is Infallible
  • Book of Abraham 201: Papyri, Revelation, and Modern Egyptology
  • Book of Mormon Anachronisms Part 1: Fauna, Animals
  • Book of Mormon Anachronisms Part 2: Flora and Textiles
  • Book of Mormon Anachronisms Part 3: Warfare
  • Book of Mormon Anachronisms Part 4: Metals and Metallurgy
  • Book of Mormon Anachronisms Part 5: Christianity in the Pre-Christian Book of Mormon
  • Book of Mormon Anachronisms Part 6: Compass, Coins, and Other Miscellaneous
  • Book of Mormon Plagiarized from the Bible
  • Book of Mormon Witnesses Part 1: Motives
  • Book of Mormon Witnesses Part 2: Oliver Cowdery
  • Book of Mormon Witnesses Part 3: Martin Harris
  • Book of Mormon Witnesses Part 4: David Whitmer
  • Can Temple Ceremonies Change?
  • Cattle in the Book of Mormon
  • Changes to the Book of Mormon
  • “Coins” in the Book of Mormon
  • Compass in the Book of Mormon, The
  • Cureloms and Cumoms in the Book of Mormon
  • David Whitmer
  • Declaring the “Word of God”
  • Degrees of Glory
  • Dee J. Nelson
  • Does Mormonism Attack Christianity?
  • Dogs in the Book of Mormon
  • Elephants in the Book of Mormon
  • Fiery Serpents, The
  • First Vision, The (1)
  • First Vision, The (2)
  • Glass in the Book of Mormon
  • Hard Questions and Keeping the Faith
  • Highways and Cement in the Book of Mormon
  • Horses in the Book of Mormon (1)
  • Horses in the Book of Mormon (2)
  • Iron in the Book of Mormon
  • Is an Historical Book of Mormon Compatible with DNA Science?
  • Is Roman Catholicism the 'Great and Abominable Church?
  • Is the Bible Complete?
  • Jesus, Brother to Lucifer
  • Joseph Smith as a Martyr
  • Joseph Smith Died in a Gunfight
  • Journal of Discourses, The
  • King James Bible and the Book of Mormon, The King James Bible Language in the Book of Mormon
  • Linen in the Book of Mormon
  • Martin Harris
  • Metal Plates and Stone Boxes
  • Miracles
  • Mormonism 201: The Book of Mormon
  • No Scriptures to Be Added
  • Occultism, Seer Stones, Divining, and Money-Digging
  • Oliver Cowdery
  • Oxen in the Book of Mormon
  • Pre-Mortal Existence
  • Silk in the Book of Mormon
  • Solomon Spaulding and the Book of Mormon
  • Swine in the Book of Mormon
  • Tents in the Book of Mormon
  • The Impact of Mormon Critics on LDS Scholarship
  • The Use of “Generation” in the Doctrine and Covenants
  • Three Witnesses, The
  • Up in Smoke: A Response to the Tanner’s Criticism of the Word of Wisdom
  • Warfare in the Book of Mormon
  • Weight of the Golden Plates
  • Were the Lehites Alone in the Americas?
  • What is Official LDS Doctrine?
  • Wheat in the Book of Mormon
  • Wheel in the Book of Mormon, The
  • Where Did Book of Mormon Events Take Place?
  • Who are the Lamanites?
  • Zelph the “White” Lamanite and Book of Mormon Geography

     

    Periodical/Journal Articles

  • “Lehi of Africa,” FARMS Review (2001) 13:2 (available on-line).

  • “The Mormon Myth of Evil Evolution,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought (2002) 35:4 (available on-line ).

  • “The Sin ‘Next to Murder’: An Alternative Interpretation” (also includes the insert, “Information Inoculation: Helpful or Harmful”), Sunstone (Nov. 2006) (available on-line).

     

    Books

  • Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith see the website.

  • Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony in the Face of Criticism and Doubt see the website.

     

    Multimedia Presentations

  • Internet Mormons vs. Chapel Mormons, 2004 Sunstone Symposium Session by Jason Gallentine. Respondants include: Scot Denhalter, Kristine Haglund, and Michael Ash. Available as a FREE MP3 download from Sunstone.

     

  • Did Joseph Smith Use The Bible As A Rosetta Stone To Translate The Golden Plates? 2005 Sunstone Symposium Session by Terry Terman. Respondant: Michael Ash. Available as a FREE MP3 download from Sunstone.

     

  • Inoculating the Saints: The Pros and Cons of Proactively Teaching Church Members About Difficult Mormon Issues, 2007 Sunstone Symposium Session by Charles Randall Paul, Blake Ostler, Kevin Barney, and Michael Ash. Available for purchase in MP3 format from Sunstone.

     

  • Author Meets Critics. Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One's Testimony in the Face of Criticism and Doubt, 2008 Sunstone Symposium Session with Jake Zollinger, John-Charles Duffy, Roy Schmidt, and John Dehlin. Respondant: Michael Ash. Available for purchase in MP3 format from Sunstone.

     

  • The Impact of Mormon Critics on LDS Scholarship, 2002 FAIR Conference Presentation by Michael Ash. Available in video format on YouTube.

     

  • LDS Apologetics 101, 2003 FAIR Conference Presentation by Michael Ash and Kevin Barney. Available in video format on YouTube.

     

  • The Book of Abraham for Dummies, 2004 FAIR Conference Presentation by Michael Ash and Kevin Barney. Available in video format on YouTube.

     

  • The Book of Abrham 201: Papyri, Revelation, and Modern Egyptology, 2006 FAIR Conference Presentation by Michael Ash. Available in video format on YouTube.

     

  • The Book of Mormon and New World DNA, a FAIR video production which includes interviews with several LDS scholars and researchers including Michael Ash. Available in video format on YouTube.

     

  • Back Yark Professor Interview with Dr. Daniel Peterson and Michael Ash, filmed during a break at the 2008 FAIR Conference. Available in video format on YouTube.

     

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