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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Yet some statements by the church president himself, as well as by other
members of the First Presidency, promoted both continued cohabitation and new
plural marriages in the church. During a joint First Presidency and Quorum of the
a history Richard S. Van Wagoner. Church. Bro. Owen [Woodruff] was much
opposed to anything against the principle which had given him birth and which
would tend to obliterate it" (ibid., 6 April 1904). On Sunday, April 7, President
Smith did ...
When he received word of the patriarchs' involvement, 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
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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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