Mormon polygamy: a history
Signature Books, 1989 - 255 Seiten
An informative outline of the secret origins of Mormon polygamy, the peculiarities of the early practice, "unofficial" polygamous marriages at the turn-of-the-century and present-day fundamentalist Mormon groups which still practice polygamy.
He related that after seriously considering joining the Mormons as a young man
in 1853, he was told "by the voice of revelation, not to have anything to do with
polygamy, except to oppose it." "If father had more wives than one," he wrote, ...
His future wife, Priscilla Merriman of Tenby, England, related a scene which may
have been typical of the reaction. One of the Mormon girls in her branch had
come to her "with tears in her eyes" asking if it were true "that Brigham Young has
John W. Woolley's son, Lorin C. Woolley, in a 1912 account of the events at the
Woolley home related a visionary experience of President Taylor wherein he
supposedly told Woolley and others one morning that "I had a very pleasant ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - bibliostuff - LibraryThing
Single best volume to understand the development of polygamy in Mormon history. Vollständige Rezension lesen
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