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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Believing that "whatever the Prophet did was right, without making the wisdom of
God's authorities bend to the reasoning of any man" (ibid.), the devout Jacobs
consented for the six-months-pregnant Zina to be sealed to Smith on 27 October
What a thing it is for a man to be accused of committing adultery, and having
seven wives, when I can only find one" (ibid., 408-11). Smith, who had been
sealed to Maria and Sarah Lawrence in the summer or early fall of 1843, had
"public nuisance . . . and the Mayor is instructed to cause said printing
establishment and papers to be removed without delay, in such manner as he
shall direct" (ibid., 448). Smith ordered the city marshal to "destroy the printing
press from ...
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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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