Alma Don Sorensen and Valerie Hudson Cassler. Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004. Softbound, 6×9″, 310 pages.
Women in Eternity, Women in Zion is 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.
This book is an in-depth exploration of the richness of LDS beliefs concerning men, women, and their equality in the Great Plan of Happiness. It addresses issues that have tended to obsure gender equality, thereby causing pain for men and women alike. Reviews –
This was an enjoyable foray into Mormon feminism. When you are the choir to which a book is preaching, you might enjoy singing along, but you probably won t be thinking very much. But when you find yourself sifting out ideas that don t work for you while finding some that really resonate, you re reading a book that is making you think. And that’s a good thing.