Anniversary Looks at Two Feminist Books

Anniversary Looks at Two Feminist Books Panelists will explore the paradoxical role of Mormon feminism on the anniversary of two feminist books, Women and Authority (1992) and A Daughter of Zion (1972). These books were avidly received by women, yet the books’ creators encountered Church disapproval. Still, the books have continued to have an impact. A Daughter of Zion was reprinted in 1999 and Women and Authority is the top-selling women’s title at Signature Books. Why do such books generate both appeal and controversy? Why aren’t there more books like these? What do these books tell us about Mormon feminism today?