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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The exact number of women sealed to Joseph Smith during his lifetime is difficult
to assess. Assistant church historian Andrew Jenson documented twenty-seven
from statements of the women themselves or witnesses to the ceremonies ...
He suggested in an 1861 address that "when a woman becomes alienated in her
feelings and affections from her husband, it is his duty to give her a bill and set
her free." In an unusual moral definition, he declared it "would be fornication for a
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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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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