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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Some have admitted that Joseph Smith became involved in polygamy but later
tried to disentangle himself from the practice. Brigham Young conceded in 1866
that "Joseph was worn out with it, but as to his denying any such thing I never ...
It proves nothing only that he was a transgressor against the rule, and the civil
law. From my view polygamy could not and never did emanate by command from
God. It had [anjother source. Hence, Joseph Smith was not justified in its practice;
"Polygamy will not be abolished," he argued, "if the enforcement of the law
depends on those who practice and uphold the crime. It can only be suppressed
by taking away the political power of the sect which encourages and sustains it.
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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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