Mormon Polygamy: A History
Signature Books, 1986 - 307 Seiten
An informative outline of the secret origins of Mormon polygamy, the peculiarities of the early practice, "unofficial" polygamous marriages at the turn-of-the-century and present-day fundamentalist Mormon groups which still practice polygamy.
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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
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 ...
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
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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
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN Nauvoo
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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