Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
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.).
Christ; Church; Classical; Conservation; Day; Doctrine; Inherent; Jesus; Latter; Liberal; Saints
Political science; Religion--Philosophy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Chapman, Thomas Godwin, "Is the conservation of classical liberal thought inherent in the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?" (1992). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 198.