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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P.M. took Alice L[ongstrot]h by the [hand] of our own free will and avow mutually
acknowledge each other husband & wife, in a covenant not to be broken in time
or Eternity for time & for all Eternity, to all intents & purposes as though the seal of
He went to Joseph and told him what he had learned, and renewed his covenant
with Joseph" (Young, Unpublished Address). Evidently it was at this time that
Smith explained to Hyrum the full meaning of "celestial marriage." Hyrum's first
... 1905 for circulating letters declaring the Woodruff Manifesto to be a "covenant
with death and an agreement with hell. ... his organization put Clark forth as the "
one mighty and strong" mentioned in section 85 of the Doctrine and Covenants.
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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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