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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Women. in. Polygamy. Contrary to popular nineteenth-century notions about
polygamy, the Mormon harem, dominated by lascivious males with hyperactive
libidos, did not exist. The image of unlimited lust was largely the creation of
Mormon men were under a lifetime moral obligation to care for their ex-wives. "
For a man to seek a divorce is almost unheard of," Apostle George Q. Cannon
noted when explaining the legal and religious safeguards for divorced women.
Phebe Woodruff, first wife of Apostle Wilford Woodruff, also shared the
ambivalent feelings of Mormon women in polygamy. Called upon to defend the
principle in a mass meeting of Mormon women, Phebe bore testimony that "If I am
proud of ...
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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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