George Albert Smith, Eighth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was a General Authority during some of the most traumatic years in world history. His teachings and doctrines were practical, rather than philosophical or theoretical, and were applicable to a time when the world needed a message of hope and love. The two key ideas of his teachings were based on the two great commandments of Christ: love of God and love of neighbor. In addition, he also gave vital messages on the importance of obedience to God's laws, the character and attributes of God, the divine nature of man, the Standard Works and the living prophets, the home as the basis of the righteous life, the importance of missionary work, the Constitution of the United States, and the Christian path to peace in these latter days. All of these teachings were centered in the theme that we are all "Our Father's Children."
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
McIntosh, Robert K., "An Analysis of the Doctrinal Teachings of President George Albert Smith" (1975). All Theses and Dissertations. 4928.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Doctrines