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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It was not unusual for Smith to encourage his polyan- drous wives to remain with
their legal husbands. Joseph Kingsbury wrote that he served as a surrogate
husband for the prophet: "I according to President]. Joseph Smith & Council &
In addition he later reportedly sought permission from President Joseph F. Smith
to marry Fanny Woolley as a post-Manifesto plural wife.5 Smith refused Grant's
request. Thus the future church president became one of the few members of the
This expanded account details a visit to Taylor not only from Joseph Smith but
from Jesus Christ as well. ... Such claims became a serious enough concern
during President Joseph F. Smith's administration that the First Presidency
published a ...
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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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