Women and Authority

Re-emerging Mormon Feminism

Maxine Hanks, editor

Re-emerging Mormon Feminism“Long overdue, Maxine Hanks’s collection of feminist essays examines the Mormon experience from a different angle, and suggests once more that women view the world differently from men. Setting aside Mormonism’s preoccupation with male-oriented, tradition-bound history and theology, these essays push into new territory in feminist theory and methodology and are a sort of coming-out party. Finally, it seems, Mormon Women’s Studies is coming of age.” –Martha Sonntag Bradley, Professor of History, Brigham Young University, co-editor, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought

“Authority, I have learned to question it. I now question my relationship to it after reading Women and Authority: Re-emerging Mormon Feminism. The courageous and creative voices within this book provide a new way of seeing women’s spirituality and authority—an exploration of ideas that is long overdue within the Mormon church. Women and Authority opens the door of discourse on Mormon women’s spirituality. This is just the beginning.” –Lynne Tempest, editor, network magazine

Maxine Hanks is a free-lance researcher, writer, and editor residing in Salt Lake City. Previously she was employed by the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and the Missionary Training Center. She serves on the advisory boards of the Association of Utah Publishers, network magazine, and the Utah Historic Trails Consortium. She is a 1992 Research Fellow, Utah Humanities Council, and is completing a degree in Women’s Studies at the University of Utah.


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