Mormon Polygamy: A History
Signature Books, 1989 - 255 Seiten
In this comprehensive survey of Mormon Polygamy, Richard Van Wagoner details, with precision and detachment, the tumultuous reaction among insiders and outsiders to plural marriage. In an honest, methodical way, he traces the origins, the peculiarities common to the midwestern and later Utah periods, and post-1890 new marriages. Drawing heavily on first-hand accounts, he outlines the theological underpinnings and the personal trauma associated with this lifestyle.
What emerges is a portrait that neither discounts nor exaggerates the historical evidence. He presents polygamy in context, neither condemning nor defending, while relevant contemporary accounts are treated sympathetically but interpreted critically. No period of Mormon history is emphasized over another. The result is a systematic view that is unavailable in studies of isolated periods or in the repetitions of folklore that only disguise the reality of what polygamy was.
Scattered throughout the western United States today are an estimated 30,000 fundamentalist Mormons who still live "the principle." They, too, are a part of Joseph Smith's legacy and are included in this study.
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... asking him for the hand of his wife . Church president Wilford Woodruff recounted the test of Apostle John Taylor ... asked for ? He did not but in that thing was the grand thread of the Priesthood devel- oped . The grand object in ...
... asked her about their father's involvement in polygamy , despite the urgings of many to " ask your mother , she knows . ” In 1879 , however , Joseph and Alexander " decided to present to her a few prominent questions , which were penned ...
... asked of Penrose . When asked if the Manifesto was a revelation he answered , " Brethren , I will answer that question , if you will keep it under your hats . I , Charles W. Penrose , wrote the Manifesto with the assistance of Frank J ...
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN NAUVOO
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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