SL09164 A Prospectus for Women: Comparing Church History of the Blacks and the Priesthood to Priesthood Authority for Women

This paper argues that Church history demonstrates that policies and procedures related to priesthood authority have evolved in the past and will continue to evolve in the future. By comparing official Church rhetoric about the priesthood both before and after the removal of the ban, one can analyze the rhetoric about women’s place within both the Church and the religious family structure. How can we create more gender consciousness within the organization?

Melanny Cowley