A Defense of the Authority of Church Doctrine

Nathan B. Oman

William & Mary Law School

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

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.

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Keywords: Mormonism, Theology, Philosophy

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Date posted: November 20, 2007 ; Last revised: September 16, 2008

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

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