87: Mormon Priestesshood Part 1 – As Far As It Is Translated Correctly

Alyssa, Heather, and Jonee investigate whether or not there is doctrinal support for female ordination. In this first part of a multi-part series, they look at the Bible and the role of women in the early Christian church. They also explore how this relates to the first chapter of “Daughters of My Kingdom.”


Preface Episode of Mormon Expositor #74: Mormons and the Bible

Women & Christian Origins by Ross Shepard Kraemer and Mary Rose D’Angelo
Junia is Not Alone by Scot McKnight
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart Ehrman
Daughters of my Kingdom by the LDS Church


  1. Susan

    It was great to finally hear this follow-up podcast, I love you ladies and want to hear more!

    I’ve always been comforted by the fact that the sexist remarks made in Timothy and Titus were pseudepigrapha and falsely attributed to Paul, but what about Corinthians which IS Paul (11:5, 14:34-35)? His views don’t sound much more enlightened than what is in Timothy/Titus. I know you touched upon this briefly in the podcast but what I heard didn’t sound very satisfying so maybe I missed something.

    I suppose the fact that Paul’s views were simply one voice among many in the early christian church means they shouldn’t be considered the be-all end-all of christian thought–and especially shouldn’t be considered the views of Jesus (Paul didn’t even know Jesus during his lifetime!). Unfortunately, however, Paul’s views have become THE authority for centuries and harmed many women in the process.

    I’m also curious to know Alyssa’s credentials/education since she knows so much about early christian history and scripture. Thanks!

    Reply Jan 06, 2015 @ 20:52:01
  2. John Spencer

    Once again y’all did an amazing job on this topic. I was so happy to see a follow up. Long time waiting for this one!!!

    Reply Jan 08, 2015 @ 12:32:06

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