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Dorothy Allred Solomon

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 55: Women as Leaders in Mormonism

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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, ...

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