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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Other studies found a 15 percent incidence in Springville, while 63 percent of
Mormon men in the Mexican colonies had more than one wife (Bennion 1984, 30
-31; Logue 1984, 10; Nelson 1983, 57)} In addition, polygamous men often
Brigham Young married Miriam Works in 1824. She died in 1832, and two years
later he married Mary Ann Angel. Though Brigham Young is usually depicted as
the husband of twenty-seven wives, he was actually married to fifty-six and ...
His sorrow was the more poignant because the young man had not yet married
and hence would have no kingdom in the hereafter. Reminded of the leviratic
practices of the Old Testament, George Q. Cannon spoke to his son Abraham
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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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