In this fascinating conversation, Rosalynde Welch speaks with Linda and Richard Eyre about the issue of patriarchy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in the lives of its members.
They cover the history and culture of patriarchy in the Church, the swinging pendulum of feminist progress, and one of the Church’s most visible and controversial documents — The Family: A Proclamation to the World.
Rosalynde Welch holds a PhD in early modern English literature from the University of California at San Diego. She is an independent scholar writing for academic journals in the areas of Mormon theology, literature, and culture. She also writes for popular audiences at Times & Seasons, Patheos, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Linda and Richard Eyre are the authors of over a dozen books — several of them bestsellers — with a focus on families and parenting. They have nine children and have lived in Washington, D.C. and Salt Lake City.
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