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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The meeting did not go smoothly . Several of the apostles took advantage of the
opportunity to lodge complaints against the actions of George Q . Cannon , who
had essentially been running the church during Taylor ' s years of declining ...
During a joint First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve meeting on 2 April
1891 , for example , Woodruff announced that “ the principle of plural marriage
will yet be restored to this church , but how or when I cannot say " ( Quinn 1985 ,
61 ) .
Thomas J . Rosser , in a sworn statement , described a 24 May 1908 meeting in
Bristol , England , where a variety of questions were asked of Penrose . When
asked if the Manifesto was a revelation he answered , “ Brethren , I will answer
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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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