The resulting affair mixed the doctrinal with the sensational: It was part Jonathan Edwards, part Nancy Grace.
Now, I gather that adherence to this literal view, held by Joseph Smith, is not for Mormons today a doctrinal matter.
"pertaining to doctrines," 1560s, from Late Latin doctrinalis, from doctrina (see doctrine). Attested from mid-15c. as the title of a text book (from Middle French doctrinal).