Like the 26 volume set of the Journal of Discourses first published in 1853 Mormons today will often claim that it is not a good source for church beliefs. In fact if one quotes from Journal of Discourses which includes sermons from Joseph Smith and other early church leaders you will often be accused of citing anti-Mormon literature because some of it is so bizarre and unbelievable.
Pressure from church president David O McKay eventually lead to a revised version to be published in 1966. This version however still included many troubling pages. Mr. McConkie died in 1985 and as copies of his Mormon Doctrine began to disappear from the shelves of Mormon bookstores it became clear by 2010 that the church was not too eager to republish it and began sweeping it under the dirty rug of Mormon history. While claiming that McConkie's book is not “official doctrine” of the church they have yet to publish anything that can be referred to as official systematic theology of Mormonism. Mormons in the political arena are most embarrassed by things that are a detriment to their public image, Mormon Doctrine being one of them.
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