The Book Of Mormon Girl

Author: Joanna Brooks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451699692
Size: 20.92 MB
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From her days of feeling like “a root beer among the Cokes”—Coca-Cola being a forbidden fruit for Mormon girls like her—Joanna Brooks always understood that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints set her apart from others. But, in her eyes, that made her special; the devout LDS home she grew up in was filled with love, spirituality, and an emphasis on service. With Marie Osmond as her celebrity role model and plenty of Sunday School teachers to fill in the rest of the details, Joanna felt warmly embraced by the community that was such an integral part of her family. But as she grew older, Joanna began to wrestle with some tenets of her religion, including the Church’s stance on women’s rights and homosexuality. In 1993, when the Church excommunicated a group of feminists for speaking out about an LDS controversy, Joanna found herself searching for a way to live by the leadings of her heart and the faith she loved. The Book of Mormon Girl is a story about leaving behind the innocence of childhood belief and embracing the complications and heartbreaks that come to every adult life of faith. Joanna’s journey through her faith explores a side of the religion that is rarely put on display: its humanity, its tenderness, its humor, its internal struggles. In Joanna’s hands, the everyday experience of being a Mormon—without polygamy, without fundamentalism—unfolds in fascinating detail. With its revelations about a faith so often misunderstood and characterized by secrecy, The Book of Mormon Girl is a welcome advocate and necessary guide.

Mormon Feminism

Author: Joanna Brooks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190248055
Size: 13.83 MB
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This groundbreaking collection gathers together for the first time the essential writings of the contemporary Mormon feminist movement--from its historic beginnings in the 1970s to its vibrant present, offering the best Mormon feminist thought and writing. No issue in Mormonism has made more headlines than the faith's distinctive approach to sex and gender. From its polygamous nineteenth-century past to its twentieth-century stand against the Equal Rights Amendment and its twenty-first-century fight against same-sex marriage, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has consistently positioned itself on the frontlines of battles over gender-related identities, roles, and rights. But even as the church has maintained a conservative position in public debates over sex and gender, Mormon women have developed their own brand of feminism by recovering the lost histories of female leadership and exploring the empowering potential of Mormon theology. The selections in this book-many gathered from out-of-print anthologies, magazines, and other ephemera--walk the reader through the history of Mormon feminism, from the second-wave feminism of the 1970s to contemporary debates over the ordination of women. Collecting essays, speeches, poems, and prose, Mormon Feminism presents the diverse voices of Mormon women as they challenge assumptions and stereotypes, push for progress and change in the contemporary LDS Church, and band together with other feminists of faith hoping to build a better world.

Mord Im Auftrag Gottes

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher:
ISBN: 3492242766
Size: 14.99 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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24. Juli 1984, USA: Allen Lafferty findet seine Frau bestialisch ermordet auf dem Küchenfußboden. Seine Tochter liegt in ihrem Kinderbettchen - auch sie ist tot. Die Mörder glaubten, sie handelten im Auftrag von Gott. Warum? Eine alarmierende Reportage über religiösen Fundamentalismus von Jon Krakauer, Autor des Bestsellers >In eisige Höhen. Eine große Reportage über die nahezu unglaubliche Geschichte und Gegenwart einer fundamentalistischen Bewegung im Herzen des aufgeklärten Westens.

Girl Online

Author: Zoe Sugg alias Zoella
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 9783641155933
Size: 20.18 MB
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Unter dem Namen Girl Online schreibt die 15-jährige Penny einen Blog über die täglichen Dramen in der Schule. Über Jungs, über ihre verrückte Familie – und über die Panikattacken, die sie seit einiger Zeit immer wieder bekommt. Außer ihrem besten Freund Elliot weiß niemand, wer die Autorin dieses Blogs ist, dessen Fangemeinde immer größer wird. Im wirklichen Leben sinkt Pennys Fangemeinde dagegen nach einem megapeinlichen Auftritt in der Schule weit unter Null. Da kommt ein Auftrag der Eltern in New York gerade recht. Penny darf mitkommen und trifft den hinreißenden Noah, der Gitarre spielt und in den sie sich sofort verliebt. Die beiden verbringen Weihnachten und ein unvergessliches Silvester zusammen. Doch erst als sie wieder nach Hause kommt, erfährt Penny, dass Noah ihr nicht alles erzählt hat ... Mit Leseprobe zu Band 2