A Defense of the Authority of Church Doctrine

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 40, No. 4, Winter 2007

28 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2007 Last revised: 16 Sep 2008


This paper provides a philosophical analysis of the concept of "church doctrine" within Mormon theology and practice. Building on an earlier essay that analyzed "church doctrine" within Mormonism using the philosophy of law, this paper turns to the way in which it functions as an authority within Mormon discussions.

Keywords: Mormonism, Theology, Philosophy

Suggested Citation

Oman, Nathan B., A Defense of the Authority of Church Doctrine. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1031022

Nathan B. Oman (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

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