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 Lord God of Israel has given me authority to unite the people in the holy
bonds of matrimony. And from this time forth I shall use that privilege and marry
whomsoever I see fit" (Homespun 1893, 31). Smith's performance of this
marriage was ...
In his church-sponsored The Seer, Pratt had explained in 1853: "Marriages, then
among all nations, though legal according to the laws of men, have been illegal
according to the laws, authority, and institutions of Heaven." As a result, Pratt ...
He laid the blame for his "performing surreptitious plural marriages on his 'file
leaders,' " from whom he claimed to have received authority. He also viewed the "
announcements of Presidents as 'bluffs' for the world and not as taking away ...
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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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