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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... President George Q. Cannon . " They were given a letter from Cannon to President Anthony W. Ivins of the Juarez ... church in danger . " Yet some statements by the church president himself , as well as by other members of the First ...
... President Joseph F. Smith to marry Fanny Woolley as a post - Manifesto plural wife.5 Smith refused Grant's request . Thus the future church president became one of the few members of the hierarchy who neither took a post - Manifesto ...
... President Smith issued another church - wide directive to stake presidents . " Having reason to believe that some members of the Church are secretly engaged in advising and encouraging others to enter into unauthorized and unlawful ...
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN NAUVOO
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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