Lavina Fielding Anderson

LAVINA FIELDING ANDERSON, an editor in Salt Lake City, delivered earlier versions of her paper at Sunstone West in San Francisco and at the Sunstone Symposium, Salt Lake City, in 2005.

A Tractable Tract: Elders and Sisters by Gladys Clark Farmer

Articles/Essays – Volume 11, No. 2

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Mary Fielding Smith: Her Ox Goes Marching On

Articles/Essays – Volume 14, No. 4

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Ministering Angels: Single Women in Mormon Society

Articles/Essays – Volume 16, No. 3

Dialogue 16.3 (Autumn 1983): 68–69
I would like to discuss teh social experience of historical Latter-day Saint single women in the context of five questions: (1) Does she have an acceptable reason for being single? (2) Can she provide for her own economic security? (3) What place does she occupy in her family of origin? (4) Can she contribute to her community in a way that she will be rewarded for? (5) What was the emotinoal life of a single women in past generations? 

Making “The Good” Good for Something: A Direction for Mormon Literature

Articles/Essays – Volume 18, No. 2

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The Ambiguous Gift of Obedience

Articles/Essays – Volume 20, No. 1

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Reflections from Within: A Conversation with Linda King Newell and L. Jackson Newell

Articles/Essays – Volume 20, No. 4

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Disciplined Geography: An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon by John L. Sorensen

Articles/Essays – Volume 21, No. 1

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Twenty Years with Dialogue: To Give the Heart: Some Reflections on Dialogue

Articles/Essays – Volume 21, No. 2

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A Voice from the Past: The Benson Instructions for Parents

Articles/Essays – Volume 21, No. 4

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A Strenuous Business: The Achievement of Helen Candland Stark

Articles/Essays – Volume 23, No. 3

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The Grammar of Inequity

Articles/Essays – Volume 23, No. 4

Dialogue 23.4 (Winter 1990): 83–96
This essay explores some of the strengths of deliberately choosing
to relate to our world with gender-inclusive language in three areas

Delusion as an Exceedingly Fine Art: Bones by Franklin Fisher

Articles/Essays – Volume 24, No. 3

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Hazardous Duty, Combat Pay: Working in the Primary: Jesus Wants Me for a …

Articles/Essays – Volume 25, No. 2

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The LDS Intellectual Community and Church Leadership: A Contemporary Chronology

Articles/Essays – Volume 26, No. 1

Dialogue 26.1 (Spring 1993): 23–82
THE CLASH BETWEEN OBEDIENCE to ecclesiastical authority and the integrity
of individual conscience is certainly not one upon which Mormonism has
a monopoly. But the past two decades have seen accelerating tensions in
the relationship between the institutional church and the two overlapping
subcommunities I claim—intellectuals and feminists.

Women’s Place in the Encyclopedia: Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Articles/Essays – Volume 26, No. 2

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Freedom of Conscience: A Personal Statement

Articles/Essays – Volume 26, No. 4

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Leaders and Members: Messages from the General Handbook of Instructions

Articles/Essays – Volume 28, No. 4

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A Ministry of Blessing: Nicholas Groesbeck Smith

Articles/Essays – Volume 31, No. 3

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True to the Faith: A Snapshot of the Church in 2004

Articles/Essays – Volume 39, No. 4

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Candor, Craftsmanship, and a Worthy Subject : Edward L. Kimball, Lengthen Your Stride: The Presidency of Spencer W. Kimball

Articles/Essays – Volume 41, No. 3

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