In this episode, Jenny Reeder and Kate Holbrook join us to talk about women’s authority, titles, words, themes, and experiences across church history. They are the editors of At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Dicsourses of Latter-Day Saint Women, recently published by the Church Historian’s Press. The book has a dedicated webpage, including additional discourses which the editors were not able to include in the printed volume.
Jenny Reeder is the nineteenth-century women’s history specialist for the LDS Church History Department, where she recently co-edited Át the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses of Latter-day Saint Women with Kate Holbrook and the Church Historian’s Press. Other recent publications include The Witness of Women: Firsthand Experiences and Testimonies from the Restoration, co-edited with Janiece Johnson. She earned her PhD in American History at George Mason University, emphasizing women’s history, religious history, memory, and material culture.
Kate Holbrook, PhD is Managing Historian of the Women’s History Team at the LDS Church History Department, where she studies the ways Mormons make meaning and make history. She is co-editor of The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women’s History, Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, and At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women. Her dissertation, Radical Food: Nation of Islam and Latter-day Saint Culinary Ideals: 1930-1980, explores the everyday theological priorities carried in food, and she received the first Eccles Fellowship in Mormon Studies at the University of Utah for that work.