Women in Eternity Women of Zion

Women in Eternity  Women of Zion Author Valerie Hudson
ISBN-10 1555177433
Year 2004
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher Cedar Fort
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A superb discussion of the standing of women and of gender relations in general in LDS culture and theology. In contrast to the common view that women have importance only secondary to men, this book emphatically illustrates the LDS position that women and men have equal status in the eternities and supports the statement with extensive quotes from the scriptures and LDS authorities.

Mormons and the Bible

Mormons and the Bible Author Philip L. Barlow
ISBN-10 9780195355123
Year 1997-02-27
Pages
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The Mormons have been one of the most studied American religious groups; still, no consensus exists about the essential nature of the movement or its place in American religion. In this study, Barlow analyzes the approaches taken to the Bible by key Mormon leaders, from founder Joseph Smith up to the present day. He shows that Mormon attitudes toward the Bible comprise an extraordinary mix of conservative, liberal, and radical ingredients: an almost fundamentalist adherence to the King James Version of the Bible coexists with belief in the possibility of new revelation and surprising ideas on the limits of human language. Exploring this unique Mormon stance on scripture, Barlow takes important steps toward unraveling the mystery of this quintessential American religious phenomenon.

Mormon Feminism

Mormon Feminism Author Rachel Hunt Steenblik
ISBN-10 9780190248031
Year 2015-11-02
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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This collection gathers together the essential writings of the contemporary Mormon feminist movement--from its historic beginnings in the 1970s to its vibrant present, offering the best Mormon feminist thought and writing. The selections in this book -many gathered from out-of-print anthologies, magazines, and other ephemera--walk the reader through the history of Mormon feminism, from the second-wave feminism of the 1970s to contemporary debates over the ordination of women. Collecting essays, speeches, poems, and prose, Mormon Feminism presents the diverse voices of Mormon women as they challenge assumptions and stereotypes, push for progress and change in the contemporary LDS Church, and band together with other feminists of faith hoping to build a better world.

A House Full of Females

A House Full of Females Author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
ISBN-10 9781101947975
Year 2017-01-10
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Knopf
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From the author of A Midwife's Tale, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for History, and The Age of Homespun--a revelatory, nuanced, and deeply intimate look at the world of early Mormon women whose seemingly ordinary lives belied an astonishingly revolutionary spirit, drive, and determination. A stunning and sure-to-be controversial book that pieces together, through more than two dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, the never-before-told story of the earliest days of the women of Mormon "plural marriage," whose right to vote in the state of Utah was given to them by a Mormon-dominated legislature as an outgrowth of polygamy in 1870, fifty years ahead of the vote nationally ratified by Congress, and who became political actors in spite of, or because of, their marital arrangements. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, writing of this small group of Mormon women who've previously been seen as mere names and dates, has brilliantly reconstructed these textured, complex lives to give us a fulsome portrait of who these women were and of their "sex radicalism"--the idea that a woman should choose when and with whom to bear children. From the Hardcover edition.

Latter Day Woman at the Well

Latter Day Woman at the Well Author Nikki Yaste
ISBN-10 194229834X
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher
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At the beginning of His ministry, the Savior encountered a Samaritan woman at Jacob's Well. This woman had a checkered past, and yet He reached out and revealed Himself as the living water. Her transformation from this contact introduced many people to the Savior and gave her the healing and love she needed to change her life. Popular blogger Nikki Yaste has a unique journey of her own. A victim of abuse and addiction, Nikki was on a path of self-destruction in a constant pursuit of happiness. An encounter with the missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints set her on the right path, but it wasn't until she embraced the living water that her transformation took place. Let Nikki's raw, honest, but inspirational story about not fitting the mold and self discovery in Christ show that despite your circumstances, we can all become whole through His perfect love and Atonement.

A Book of Mormons

A Book of Mormons Author Emily W. Jensen
ISBN-10 1935952900
Year 2015-10-13
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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A Book of Mormons not only provides a fascinating glimpse into a religion that has taken center stage in the last presidential election, but will prompt insights into what living an encompassing religion means both individually and for the community trying to understand exactly "What does it mean to be a Mormon today?” Mormonism is at a crossroads, having been under the microscopic lens of the media for the past five years, even as Mormons young and old grapple with the openness and accessibility of The Information Age. Both the institutional church and its lay members are working to better define the faith for outsiders as well as within. This collection of essays from a broad swath of Mormons -- some who live their faith quietly, others who wrestle with how it colors their professional endeavors -- is an attempt to broaden perspectives about Mormons and demystifying stereotypes.

Women of Faith in the Latter Days

Women of Faith in the Latter Days Author Richard E. Turley (Jr.)
ISBN-10 1609075889
Year 2014-04-07
Pages 377
Language en
Publisher
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This volume recounts the lives of women of faith and dedication in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who were born between 1846 and 1870, including: Martha Hughes Cannon, the first female state senator in the United States; Tsune Ishida Nachie, and early Japanese convert and dedicated missionary; Ellis Reynolds Shipp, a medical doctor in early Utah; Mere Mete Whaanga, a leading Maori who migrated to Utah; general Relief Society presidents Sarah Louisa Yates Robison and Clarissa Smith Williams; and Cohn Shoshonitz Zundel, a Shoshone women who lived nearly fifty years as a widow.

Women at Church

Women at Church Author Neylan McBaine
ISBN-10 1589586883
Year 2014-08
Pages 189
Language en
Publisher Greg Kofford Books Incorporated
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A practical and faithful guide to improving the way men and women work together in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Women of Character

Women of Character Author Susan Easton Black
ISBN-10 1680470183
Year 2015-03-02
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher
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For generations latter-day prophets have extolled the noble role of womanhood. Leaders often tell of the wonderful contributions that the women in their lives have made both inside and outside the home. From rearing a faithful posterity to demanding and defending rights in the halls of Congress, Latter-day Saint women have been and continue to be a powerful influence for good in shaping the destiny of future generations.With this book we celebrate noble women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with one hundred inspiring biographies of LDS women who have accomplished the extraordinary, leaving an indelible mark on history. These are stories about life, love, and a remarkable determination to do one's best— messages that reveal to the reader that neither happiness nor greatness is found in compromising self, but instead is found in reaching to a higher source. By reaching up, these women have reached out to make a valuable difference.

Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons

Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons Author Zandra Vranes
ISBN-10 160907839X
Year 2014
Pages 221
Language en
Publisher Shadow Mountain
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Are Mormons funny? Oh, heavens, yes Especially when looking through the lens of Sistas in Zion two very funny ladies with testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Their unique perspective and diary entries will have you laughing one minute and saying "Amen " the next as they talk about personal experiences as well as lessons they've learned from pop culture about relationships, sisterhood, standing up for what you believe, embracing diversity, dealing with adversity, and what it means to be a Christian. This humorous and poignant outlook on life will strengthen your faith and tickle your funny bone. And you'll soon realize that the authors aren't really mad, they're just crazy funny and inspiring to listen to

Mormon Sisters

Mormon Sisters Author Claudia L. Bushman
ISBN-10 UVA:X004120404
Year 1976
Pages 297
Language en
Publisher
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In the last twenty years, an increasing number of books on the history of Utah and Mormon women have appeared. The book that led the way for these varied studies came to be when a group of Boston-area women, connected with the periodical Exponent II (named in honor of its nineteenth century predecessor, The Woman's Exponent), got together to publish a collection of topical essays on Utah women's history titled Mormon Sisters. The book became a minor classic in Mormon women's studies and inspired several imitators. Mormon Sisters has been out of print for a number of years. Now back in print, this new edition adds new illustrations, an updated reading list, information on the subsequent careers of the contributors, and an introduction by prominent historian Anne Firor Scott, author of numerous books, including Southern Lady.

Baring Witness

Baring Witness Author Holly Welker
ISBN-10 9780252098598
Year 2016-08-15
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher University of Illinois Press
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In Baring Witness , Welker and thirty-six Mormon women write about devotion and love and luck, about the wonder of discovery, and about the journeys, both thorny and magical, to humor, grace, and contentment. They speak to a diversity of life experiences: what happens when one partner rejects Church teachings; marrying outside one's faith; the pain of divorce and widowhood; the horrors of spousal abuse; the hard journey from visions of an idealized marriage to the everyday truth; sexuality within Mormon marriage; how the pressure to find a husband shapes young women's actions and sense of self; and the ways Mormon belief and culture can influence second marriages and same-sex unions. The result is an unflinching look at the earthly realities of an institution central to Mormon life.

Women and Authority

Women and Authority Author Maxine Hanks
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029252254
Year 1992
Pages 460
Language en
Publisher
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Utah women today might be surprised to learn their grandmothers' views on feminist issues, according to Maxine Hanks. LDS Relief Society co-founder Sarah Kimball referred to herself as "a woman's rights woman, " while Bathsheba Smith was called on Relief Society mission in 1870 to preach equal rights for women. The society editorialized that females belonged not only "in the nursery" but also "in the library, the laboratory, the observatory." Sisters sent east to study medicine were assured that "when men see that women can exist without them, it will perhaps take a little of the conceit out of some of them." Temple officiators were called "priestesses, " Eliza R. Snow the "prophetess, " and women were discouraged from confessing to bishops on grounds that personal matters "should be referred to the Relief Society president and her counselors." Women were set apart as healers "with power to rebuke diseases." In addition, Mormon theology spoke reassuringly of a Mother God of the divinity of Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Eve. No wonder Relief Society president Emmeline B. Wells could write with confidence: "Let woman speak for herself; she has the right of freedom of speech. Women are too slow in moving forward, afraid of criticism, of being called unwomanly, of being thought masculine."