Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A brief history of 'Mormon Doctrine'

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  One of the most influential Latter-day Saint books of the past fifty years has been discontinued.  The popular Mormon Doctrine by late apostle Bruce R. McConkie will not go through another printing.  ...

In June, 1958, Bruce R. McConkie surprised church leaders by publishing 'Mormon Doctrine: A Compendium of the Gospel.'  Elder McConkie not been assigned to write the book, nor sought permission from church leaders. ...

He saw it as "the first major attempt to digest, explain, and analyze all of the important doctrines of the kingdom."  Church leaders liked the concept of such a work, but were concerned ...


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