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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Joseph Smith's younger brother, Don Carlos, for example, was reported to have
said in June 1841: "Any man who will teach and practice 'spiritual wifery' will go
to hell, no matter if it is my brother Joseph" (Robinson, The Return 3 [Feb.
Apostle Matthias F. Cowley related in 1911: "President Cannon told me he had
the authority from President Woodruff and Brother Joseph F. Smith told me on two
occasions that Brother Cannon had the authority and Brother Woodruff didn't ...
Reminded of the leviratic practices of the Old Testament, George Q. Cannon
spoke to his son Abraham about "taking some good girl and raising up seed by
her for my brother David. ... He told me to think the matter over, and speak to him
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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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