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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The Lord God of Israel has given me authority to unite the people in the holy
bonds of matrimony. And from this time forth I shall use that privilege and marry
whomsoever I see fit" (Homespun 1893, 31). Smith's performance of this
marriage was ...
In his church-sponsored The Seer, Pratt had explained in 1853: "Marriages, then
among all nations, though legal according to the laws of men, have been illegal
according to the laws, authority, and institutions of Heaven." As a result, Pratt ...
He laid the blame for his "performing surreptitious plural marriages on his 'file
leaders,' " from whom he claimed to have received authority. He also viewed the "
announcements of Presidents as 'bluffs' for the world and not as taking away ...
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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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