Mormon polygamy: a history
Signature Books, 1989 - 255 Seiten
In this comprehensive survey of LDS polygamy, Van Wagoner traces the origins of the theology in Ohio, the peculiarities common to the practice in the Midwest and later Utah, and the extent of post-1890 plural marriage in Utah, Canada, and Mexico. He includes a chapter on contemporary, fundamentalist polygamy, which claims about 20,000 adherents throughout the so-called Mormon Corridor. What emerges is a fascinating and epic story.
He related that after seriously considering joining the Mormons as a young man
in 1853, he was told "by the voice of revelation, not to have anything to do with
polygamy, except to oppose it." "If father had more wives than one," he wrote, ...
His future wife, Priscilla Merriman of Tenby, England, related a scene which may
have been typical of the reaction. One of the Mormon girls in her branch had
come to her "with tears in her eyes" asking if it were true "that Brigham Young has
John W. Woolley' s son, Lorin C. Woolley, in a 1912 account of the events at the
Woolley home related a visionary experience of President Taylor wherein he
supposedly told Woolley and others one morning that "I had a very pleasant ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - amydross - LibraryThing
A truly fascinating work. I bought this book in a mainline LDS-run bookstore, so I can only imagine that it must have been approved by the church hierarchy. That said, it appears to be irreproachably ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Single best volume to understand the development of polygamy in Mormon history. Vollständige Rezension lesen
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