Are you interested in reading more about women and the Church? Want to follow up on some of the references in Women at Church? The lists below include many of the books and articles Neylan McBaine refers to in her book, and they are augmented with additional resources of interest. This reading list offers a basic but solid foundation for discussions about women both in Church and in contemporary society.
Relevant Talks by LDS Leaders
Bonnie L. Oscarson, “Sisterhood: Oh, How We Need Each Other,” Ensign, April 2014.
Linda K. Burton, “Strength from Grace: Faithful LDS Women,” BYU Women’s Conference, May 2, 2014.
M. Russell Ballard, “Let Us Think Straight,” Brigham Young University Campus Education Week Devotional, August 20, 2013.
Jeffrey R. Holland, “Like A Broken Vessel,” Ensign, October 2013.
Dallin H. Oaks, “The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood,” Ensign, April 2014.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Four Titles,” Ensign, April 2013.
Patricia T. Holland, “A Woman’s Perspective on the Priesthood,” Ensign, July 1980.
Patricia T. Holland, “’One Thing Needful’: Becoming Women of Greater Faith in Christ,” Ensign, October 1987.
Books & Articles about LDS Women
Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings, Editors, Joanna Brooks, Rachel Hunt Steenblik and Hannah Wheelwright
Joseph Smith, in Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book, March 17, 1842, 4, josephsmithpapers.org.
David L. Paulsen, Martin Pulido, “A Mother There: A Survey of Historical Teachings about Mother in Heaven,” BYU Studies 50, no. 1 (2011): 70–126.
Jonathan A. Stapley and Kristine Wright. “Female Ritual Healing in Mormonism, Journal of Mormon History, Vol. 37, pp. 1-85, Winter 2011.
Sheri L. Dew, Women and the Priesthood
Beverly Campbell, Eve and the Choice Made in Eden
McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding, Girls Who Choose God
McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding, Girls Who Choose God: Stories of Strong Women from the Book of Mormon
Linda King Newell, The Historical Relationship of Mormon Women and Priesthood, Dialogue
Melodie Moench Charles, Scriptural Precedents for Priesthood, Dialogue
Meg Wheatley-Pesci, An Expanded Definition of Priesthood? Some Present and Future Consequences, Dialogue
Valerie Hudson and Alma Don Sorenson, Women in Eternity, Women in Zion
Jill Mulvay Derr, Janath Russell Cannon, and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society
Maureen Ursenbach Beecher and Lavina Fielding Anderson, eds., Sisters in Spirit
Claudia Bushman, Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah
Claudia Bushman and Caroline Kline, eds., Mormon Women Have Their Say
Richard E. Turley Jr. and Brittany A. Chapman, Women of Faith in the Latter Days
M. Russell Ballard, Counseling With Our Councils (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2012)
Key Blog Posts
Andrea Radke-Moss, “Mormon Studies in the Classroom: Mormon Women, Patriarchy and Equality,” Juvenile Instructor.
Fiona Givens, “A Society Meet for Male Priesthood,” Difficult Run, January 20, 2014
Melissa Inouye, “How Conference Comes to Hong Kong,” Peculiar People, March 4, 2013
Alison Moore Smith, “Do Titles Matter?” Times and Seasons, March 19, 2010
Genevieve Kelley, “Part 2 of 3: Imaginary conversations with a conservative Mormon woman about feminism and the Church,” Loveliest Year, March 26, 2014
Melissa Inouye, “If We Can’t Fix It, It Ain’t Broke“, A Peculiar People, November 2013
Melissa Inouye, “Beyond Family: Women’s Leadership in the LDS Church,” A Peculiar People, October 2013
Morgan Lyon Cotti, “Women Wearing Pants to Church: Putting the Current Wave of LDS Feminism into Historical Context“, Square Two
Angela C., “Many are Chosen But Few Are Called,” By Common Consent
Valerie Hudson, “Zion in Her Beauty Rises: Current Discourse on Women and the Priesthood by Ballard, Dew and Oaks,” Square Two.
Valerie M. Hudson, “What Sex Means for World Peace,” Foreign Policy, April 24, 2012
Shira Telushkin, “The Facebook of Mormon,” The Atlantic, January 31, 2014
Kirk Johnson, “Mormons on a Mission,” New York Times, August 20, 2010, New York edition, AR1
Joseph Walker, “Will a Woman Pray at LDS General Conference?” Deseret News, March 19, 2013
Jodi Kantor and Laurie Goodstein, “Missions Signal a Growing Role for Mormon Women,” New York Times, March 2, 2013, New York edition, A1
Jodi Kantor and Laurie Goodstein, “From Mormon Women, a Flood of Requests and Questions on Their Role in the Church,” New York Times, March 6, 2014
Peggy Fletcher Stack, “’Sister Missionaries’ Causing A Gender Shift in Mormonism, BYU Prof Says,” Salt Lake Tribune, March 27, 2014
Tad Walch, “New Leadership Roles for Women Alters LDS Mission Culture, Hits at Deep, Long-Term Ramifications,” Deseret News, April 4, 2014
Sociology or Psychology Books & Articles
Deborah Tannen, You Just Don’t Understand
Stephanie Coontz, A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s
Mary Beard, “The Public Voice of Women,” London Review of Books 36, no. 6 (March 20, 2014).
Sabino Kornrich, Julie Brines, and Katrina Leupp, “Egalitarianism, Housework, and Sexual Frequency in Marriage,” American Sociological Review 78 (2012)
Girl Scout Research Institute, Change It Up: What Girls Say About Redefining Leadership, 2008
R. Marie Griffith, God’s Daughters: Evangelical Women and the Power of Submission
Steve Graves, Dave Blanchard, Josh Kwan, From Concept to Scale: Creating a Gospel-Minded Organization
Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzer, Crucial Confrontations
Vicki W. Kramer, Alison M. Konrad, and Sumru Erkut, “Critical Mass on Corporate Boards: Why Three or More Women Enhance Governance,” Wellesley Centers for Women, 2006
Terrence Real, The New Rules of Marriage
Marianne Williamson, A Women’s Worth