Originally Posted by Martain
The book Morman Doctrine wasn't pubished by Elder McConkie while he was an Apostle but rather while he was a General Authority.
Uhhhh isn't an Apostle a General Authority?
While one can be a General Authority it doesn't mean they are an apostle or a member of the First Presidency. But The First Presidency, apostles, the quorums of the 70's, the Presiding Bishopric, Presiding Patriarch and assistants to the quorum of the 12 are all general authorities.