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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But as early as 1835 Smith wanted Mormon couples married by Mormon elders
rather than by civil authorities or leaders of other religions. Ohio law refused to
recognize Mormon elders as ministers. In a bold display of civil disobedience on
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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