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Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
edited by Kate Holbrook and Matthew Bowman
University of Utah Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-1-60781-478-8 | Paper: 978-1-60781-477-1
Library of Congress Classification BX8643.W66W66 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 289.3082

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
How do women who are members of a predominantly male-led church experience personal agency in formal religious settings, in intimate relationships, and within themselves? From Jane Manning James, an African American woman who found empowerment and strength in Mormon ritual despite suffering exclusion based on her race, to contemporary church members who are more likely to prioritize personal revelation than hierarchy, Mormon women have answered this question in a number of ways.
 
This engaging and seminal volume employs a variety of sources—vivid primary documents, candid surveys, and illuminating oral histories—to explore the perspectives of Latter-day Saint (LDS) women. The expansive approach of this essay collection highlights an assortment of individuals, viewpoints, and challenges that ultimately invigorate our understanding of women and religion. Contributors include lay members and prominent scholars in multiple disciplines, including both LDS and non-LDS viewpoints. 

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