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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Lorenzo Snow, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, added that the
section on marriage was the "doctrine and law of the church upon marriage at
that time [early Nauvoo]" (p. 317). In addition, the ceremony outlined in the
marriage statement was evidently used by Smith in performing marriages -even
plural marriages. Mercy Fielding testified in 1893 that on 4 June 1837 Smith
married her to Robert Blashel Thompson using the "ceremony prescribed by the
Church and set ...
On 3 August the Quorum of the Twelve met to discuss the leadership void left by
Taylor's death. The meeting did not go smoothly. Several of the apostles took
advantage of the opportunity to lodge complaints against the actions of George Q
. Cannon, who had essentially been running the church during Taylor's years of
declining health (see John Henry Smith Journal, 3 Aug. 1887, 20-26 March 1888)
. Difficulties again broke out during the October 1887 conference week. Apostles
Anthony W. Ivins noted that in Mexico it was commonly believed "that Brothers
Taylor and Cowley were dropped for political reasons only" (Minutes of the
Quorum of the Twelve, 10 May 1911). During a 22 July 1909 meeting of the
Quorum of the Twelve, some apostles were also openly skeptical about Cowley
and Taylor being "out of harmony." Orson F. Whitney reported that "the Saints don
't consider that they were out of harmony, but simply a necessary sacrifice."
Rudger Clawson ...
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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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