Cover image for Crossings A bald Asian American Latter-day Saint woman scholar's ventures through life, death, cancer, and motherhood (not necessarily in that order).
Title:
Crossings A bald Asian American Latter-day Saint woman scholar's ventures through life, death, cancer, and motherhood (not necessarily in that order).
ISBN:
9781629737782
Publication Information:
Salt Lake City : Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2019.
Physical Description:
1 online resource
General Note:
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Abstract:
In this collection of personal essays, letters, and even drawings, Melissa Inouye considers how Latter-day Saints in an increasingly globalized Church might cultivate unity without leaving their distinctive gifts behind. As an Asian American Latter-day Saint feminist religious studies China scholar, she feels the urgency of the Lord's command that the Church "be one" (Doctrine & Covenants 38:27). With her unique mix of humor and candor, empathy and idealism, Inouye draws upon her academic training in Chinese history and religious studies, her rich cultural heritage, her experiences raising a family in an international setting, her tangle with cancer, and her resilient faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ to unfurl vibrant reflections on the enduring question of what it means to be a Latter-day Saint today.