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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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
Erasmus Stone, a prominent Perfectionist leader, taught that "all arrangements
for a life in heaven may be made on earth; that spiritual friendships may be
formed, and spiritual bonds contracted, valid for eternity" (Ellis 1870). In many
The couple thus clarified the "object a man has in getting more than one wife": "
He is to be promoted through all eternity, according to this theory, by his posterity,
which are the subjects of his dominion; and of course the more wives, the more ...
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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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