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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If church leaders did conspire to unseat Bennett from his positions of power as he
later charged, the sham battle was the turning point. Four days later the first
public move to align Bennett with the "spiritual wifery" rumors was undertaken.
Apparently Emma later found out about the relationship, for Eliza abruptly moved
into the Jonathan Holmes residence on 11 February 1843 (Beecher 1975, 402).
Eliza's absence from the Smith home evidently left a void in the prophet's life.
Some have admitted that Joseph Smith became involved in polygamy but later
tried to disentangle himself from the practice. Brigham Young conceded in 1866
that "Joseph was worn out with it, but as to his denying any such thing I never ...
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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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