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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To discredit Sarah Pratt's accusations, the publication included a 23 July 1842
letter from Stephen A. Goddard to Orson Pratt which claimed that while Sarah
was staying with the Goddards in October 1840 "from the first night until the last,
Clark claimed to receive revelations and on one occasion reported that a "voice
from heaven [told] him that he was the most literal descendant of Jesus Christ
living on the earth." In addition, members of his organization put Clark forth as the
Benjamin, the oldest, claimed in 1933 that his father had given him the "mantle."
Within two years he began proclaiming that he was the "One Mighty and Strong"
who would "set the house of god in order" and reconcile the Mormon church with
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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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