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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But as early as 1835 Smith wanted Mormon couples married by Mormon elders
rather than by civil authorities or leaders of other religions . ... The Lord God of
Israel has given me authority to unite the people in the holy bonds of matrimony .
Even Mormon marriages prior to the fall of 1835 , when priesthood authority
began to be evoked in marriage ceremonies , were adjudged invalid . Joseph
Smith ' s own marriage to Emma Hale 18 January 1827 by Squire Tarbill qualified
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 - wickenden - LibraryThing
Van Wagoner writes a compelling account of early Mormon polygamy. A fascinating look at how one modern American religion's culture evolved from it's beginnings with in the mid-1800's until it's ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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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
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN Nauvoo
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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