Dialogue: A Home for Scholarship on Heavenly Mother
April 4, 2022
Dialogue has long been a home for important scholarship on Heavenly Mother. In the next few weeks, we are publishing a special issue, “Heavenly Mother in Critical Context.” Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when that special issue is published online.
In the meantime, here are a few classic articles worth checking out:
In Fall 1988, Melodie Moench Charles offered an early critical appraisal of Heavenly Mother as imagined by many Mormon feminists in “The Need for a New Mormon Heaven.”
In Summer 1994, Janice Allred published her foundational piece on Heavenly Mother, “Toward a Mormon Theology of God the Mother.”
In Winter 2008, Kevin Barney wrote his classic, “How to Worship Our Mother in Heaven (Without Getting Excommunicated).”
Check out Cheryl Bruno’s letter to the editor responding to Barney’s article and Barney’s response.
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