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.
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Eliza Roxcy Snow, "Zion's Poetess," had been living in the Smith home since 14
August 1842. Her sealing to Smith two months earlier on 29 June had been kept
secret from Emma. Apparently Emma later found out about the relationship, ...
that Emma was "disposed to be revenged on him for some things[;] she thought
that if he would indulge himself she would too." Evidently sometime prior to this
date Smith had offered his wife a surrogate husband to compensate for his plural
He used many arguments at various times afterward in its favor" (Shook 1914,
126). Law's refusal to accept polygamy was compounded in the prophet's eyes
by Law's lending a sympathetic ear to Emma Smith in her opposition to the
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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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