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Women in the Book of Mormon: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Interpretation
|Title||Women in the Book of Mormon: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Interpretation|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Williams, Camille S.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Exclusion; Feminism; Inclusion; Interpretation; Womenhood|
Feminist readers, particularly, have argued that biblical writing is sexist because the majority of the text was written by men who seem to place little significance on the role of women. This observation has become a serious concern among some because it calls into question the nature of God: does this supposedly perfect being love men and women equally? This study delves into the text of the Book of Mormon and its female characters to suggest that women were not considered lower than men in Book of Mormon times; likewise, women are not considered lower than men in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today.
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