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.
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Bennett's promised expose, an open letter dated 15 July, detailed Smith's
polygamous proposals to several Nauvoo women, including Sarah Pratt, wife of
Apostle Orson Pratt, and Nancy Rigdon, daughter of Sidney Rigdon of the First ...
"If you will never insult me again," Sarah countered, "I will not expose you unless
strong circumstances require it." "If you should tell," Bennett quoted Smith, "I will
ruin your reputation; remember that." According to Bennett, Sarah kept her word,
But Pratt's first wife, Sarah, did not view polygamy so idealistically. She insisted
that the first wife "should be it, and resented her husband's affections toward his
other wives" ("Elizabeth Ivins"). Being away from home on church assignment
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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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