Body, Parts, and Passions: Representing the Divine Feminine in the Mormon Church This paper examines why Mother in Heaven has been progressively eliminated from institutional discourse. Viewing Mother through the lens of iconography, I suggest that the Church’s move to designate her as “sacred” is an iconoclastic act that dissociates her from Mormon collective memory. Given Mother’s significance in Mormon cosmology, why has she disappeared from our discourse and become so “sacred” that she is unknowable? What consequences would follow from making her more central to our daily discourse?
Doe Daughtrey, Margaret Toscano