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.
The Bennett story further related that shortly after Smith's admission of affection
toward Sarah Pratt, Smith and Bennett allegedly went to Sarah's house with
some of the doctor's sewing. In the course of the visit, Smith reportedly said, "
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
The Utah Attorney General's office in 1961, however, reported the number as
closer to 20,000 (Cahn 1961). The discrepancy may be related to the welfare's
inclusion of only those polygamists on the relief roles. POLYGAMISTS IN THE
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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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