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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 55: Women as Leaders in Mormonism
Women as Leaders in Mormonism
Mormon woman leader. Some believe this trio of words amounts to an oxymoron because women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon) are not ordained to the priesthood. Only worthy men are conferred with this official authority to act in the name of God. The patriarchal hierarchy combined with the earlier practice of polygamy has bred concern and controversy over the status of Mormon women since the early 1800s. However, women in the LDS Church administrate, coordinate, teach, fulfill missions, and perform temple ordinances, ...