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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... charge as the " false slander " of " renegade ' Mormon dissenters ' . . . running through the world and spreading ... charges of sexual misconduct were made against Cowdery during his 1838 excommunication trial when there would have ...
... charges were mentioned during his excommunication proceedings in April 1844. One day previous to the Neibaur journal entry , however , Law had filed a suit against Smith in Hancock County Circuit Court , charging the prophet with living ...
... charges that church leaders were " being dishonest and untrue to our word " respecting the 1891 amnesty , Smith characterized this as " nonsense . " The president called for church sanction of the statement : “ I want to see today ...
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN NAUVOO
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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