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Employment History

Contributor
Meridian Magazine

Director
University of Utah

Teacher
Brigham Young University

Director
LDS Institute of Religion

Teacher
LDS Institute of Religion

Director
LDS Institute of Religion at the University of Utah

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bachelor's degree

University of Utah

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NY University

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By Gilbert W. ...

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By Gilbert W. Scharffs

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Dr. Scharffs' Setting the Record Straight--Mormons and Masons was written dealing with the issues Latter-day Saints and non Mormons often ask.
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Gilbert W. Scharffs received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing form the University of Utah, a master's degree in business from New York University, and his Ph.D. in History of Religion, and Bible and Modern Scripture from Brigham Young University.
He taught religion classes in the education system of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in seminary, and for 27 years at the Salt Lake Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah, where he served as director for a number of years. He also taught classes at BYU in Provo, Salt Lake, and recently at BYU Nauvoo.
He is author of Mormonism in Germany, 101 Reasons I Like to Go to Church, The Truth About the Godmakers,Missionary's Little Book of Answers and several articles in Church publications.


An Introduction to Mormon Polygamy-Todd Compton Parts 2 & 3 | Mormon Stories Podcast

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LDS institute teacher, Gilbert W. Scharffs, states that, "It is not always clear which wives of Joseph Smith included concubinal relationships…The LDS Church and most historians recognize that Joseph Smith was living with a few of his wives, but not most of them.

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Source: The Truth About the God makers: A response to an inaccurate portrayal of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints by Gilbert W. Scharffs (2nd ed. 1992).pg. 220, and 222. In other words, he was sleeping with multiple women going from house to house. This was a nice set up, for most of his wives and "concubines" already had a husband, or were teenage girls living with their parents. So he would not have to deal with these women under his own roof, nor would he have to provide for them as they were already taken care of.


Issue 90 - Salt Lake City Messenger

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Dr. Gilbert Scharffs, who has served as director of an LDS Institute of Religion, and Richard I. Winwood, a former Mission President, also use Foster's work against us.


Alpha and Omega Ministries, The Christian Apologetics Ministry of James R. White

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James White debates Mormon apologist Gilbert Scharffs on the meaning of sin.This is the first time we have been able to 'videotape' a debate with an LDS apologist.This debate is an excellent example of the major divide that exists between Mormons and Christians on the depravity of man.

Dr. Scharffs is the retired director of the LDS Institute of Religion at the University of Utah.He has a PhD from BYU where he taught for a time as well.He is the author of the book 'The Truth About the Godmakers.'


Editor's note: Gilbert W. ...

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Editor's note: Gilbert W. Scharffs is the author of Mormons and Masons: Setting the Record Straight

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Gilbert W. Scharffs received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing form the University of Utah, a master's degree in business from New York University, and his Ph.D. in History of Religion, and Bible and Modern Scripture from Brigham Young University.
He taught religion classes in the education system of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in seminary, and for 27 years at the Salt Lake Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah, where he served as director for a number of years.He also taught classes at BYU in Provo, Salt Lake, and recently at BYU Nauvoo.
He is author of Mormonism in Germany, 101 Reasons I Like to Go to Church, The Truth About the Godmakers,Missionary's Little Book of Answers and several articles in Church publications.

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