Award Date

1-1-1992

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

First Committee Member

Dina Titus

Number of Pages

112

Abstract

The thesis of this paper is that the conservation of classical liberal thought is inherent within the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; I initially define the political concepts of classical liberalism and conservatism to determine a standard by which to measure the thesis of this paper; Next, I examine fundamental events that shaped both the religious and political foundations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Next, authoritative LDS scripture is examined to reveal classical liberal and conservative tenets inherent therein. Specifically, three relevant political concepts from the Book of Mormon are scrutinized: freedom and rights, equality and classism, and the nature of man. Also, Section 134 of the Doctrine and Covenants--which defines the proper role of government, the proper role of citizens, and the importance of religious freedom--is explored. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).

Keywords

Christ; Church; Classical; Conservation; Day; Doctrine; Inherent; Jesus; Latter; Liberal; Saints

Controlled Subject

Political science; Religion--Philosophy

File Format

pdf

File Size

2406.4 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/yrmw-nji8


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