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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Disciples of revivalist preachers Erasmus Stone, Hiram Sheldon, and Jarvis
Rider claimed they were perfect and could no longer sin. They became known as
"Perfectionists." As a part of their doctrine, adherents advocated "spiritual wifery,"
Clark claimed to receive revelations and on one occasion reported that a "voice
from heaven [told] him that he was the most literal descendant of Jesus Christ
living on the earth." In addition, members of his organization put Clark forth as the
Benjamin, the oldest, claimed in 1933 that his father had given him the "mantle."
Within two years he began proclaiming that he was the "One Mighty and Strong"
who would "set the house of god in order" and reconcile the Mormon church with
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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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