Element: A Journal of Mormon Philosophy and Theology

Element: A Journal of Mormon Philosophy and Theology is a continuation of the journal that was sponsored by the former Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology. The demand for and interest in the philosophical assessment of the Latter-day Saint tradition continues to be strong, and the journal seeks contributors both who desire to develop the Latter-day Saint traditions and those who endeavor in good faith to critique them.

The Latter-day Saint tradition is both new and novel on the world stage, and believers are asked to bring everything that they are to their faith: heart, might, mind, and strength. This expressly includes the mind, with the implication that it is engaged in rigorous reflection and analysis. It is precisely the committed and faithful person who will bring every faculty to assess, explore, critique, and buttress that faith. That is the purpose of Element. We invite you to join us.

The Editorial Board for Element consists of scholars affiliated with universities and colleges and independent scholars who have a deep background in philosophy and theology. The scholars affiliated with colleges and universities include both those established in the academy and pre-tenured scholars who seek to establish their careers through solid teaching and publications. 

Greg Kofford Books is pleased to support Element by hosting the journal and making electronic versions of past and future issues available for free. Print editions are also available for purchase.

See the recent call for papers here.

The Submission Guidelines for the journal can be downloaded here.

Volume 1, Issue 1 (Spring 2005)
Volume 1, Issue 2 (Fall 2005)
Volume 2, Issue 1 (Spring 2006)
Volume 2, Issue 2 (Fall 2006)
Volume 3, Issue 1/2 (Spring and Fall 2007)
Volume 4, Issue 1 (Spring 2008)
Volume 4, Issue 2 (Fall 2008)
Volume 5, Issue 1 (Spring 2009)
Volume 5, Issue 2 (Fall 2009)
Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring 2015)
Volume 6, Issue 2 (Fall 2015)
Volume 7, Issue 1 (Spring 2018)
Volume 8, Issue 1 (Spring 2019)