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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The spiritual wife system was the system by which a man had two wives at the
same time" (Complainants, 362). And Ebenezer Robinson, who was introduced
to polygamy by Hyrum Smith, when asked, "did you understand from Hyrum
Because Smith had begun to practice polygamy earlier than 1843, Mormon
leaders after his death concluded that the ... Smith's journal entry for the day
pointedly says: "Received a Revelation in the office in presence of Hyrum & Wm
Jane Law, and Austin Cowles that Hyrum Smith had read to them the revelation
sanctioning polygamy. The Expositor warned: "We intend to tell the whole tale."
Nauvoo citizens were furious when the paper hit the streets. Smith's retrospective
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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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