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.
Ergebnisse 1-3 von 63
... early days of the church rumors hinted that Smith maintained a private position different from his public posture . His abrupt 1830 departure with his wife , Emma , from Harmony , Pennsylvania , may have been precipitated in part by ...
... earliest efforts to apply heavenly guidelines on earth despite legal technicalities . Not only was Smith not a lawfully recognized minister , but Lydia Bailey , whose non- Mormon husband ... early 1830s 7 THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS ' '
... early polygamist , sealed to Roxena Repshire on 11 July 1843 . Smith anointed him to the office of patriarch in the fall of 1843 ( Walgren 1982 , 121-36 ) . 6. Jackson , a newcomer to Nauvoo , was a non - Mormon opportunist who passed ...
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN NAUVOO
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
15 weitere Abschnitte werden nicht angezeigt.