Articles/Essays – Volume 27, No. 2

Toward a Feminist Interpretation of Latter-day Scripture

1994: Lynn Matthews Anderson, “Toward a Feminist Interpretation of Latter-day Saint Scripture ,” Dialogue 27.2 (1994): 185 – 203.

During the past five years I have read the Book of Mormon more than a hundred times both while working on The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon and later. In retrospect, I am astonished that it took so many readings and a focus on the question of using gender-inclusive language in the simplified version to discover something that should have been obvious to me from the beginning: females scarcely figure or matter in our sacred books.