The Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology brings together scholars and others who share an interest in studying the teachings and texts of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It facilitates the sharing and discussion of work in this field by holding an annual conference, sponsoring sessions at scholarly meetings, and publishing a journal entitled Element: a Journal of Mormon Philosophy and Theology. SMPT's statement of purpose reads as follows:
"The purpose of the Society is to promote disciplined reflection on Latter-day Saint beliefs. Its aims include constructive engagement with the broader tradition of philosophy and theology. All its publications, conferences, and other forums for discussion will take seriously both the commitments of faith and the standards of scholarship."
2016 Annual Meeting
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2017 Annual Meeting
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA