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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But as early as 1835 Smith wanted Mormon couples married by Mormon elders
rather than by civil authorities or ... Not only was Smith not a lawfully recognized
minister, but Lydia Bailey, whose non- Mormon husband had deserted her, was ...
Yet Smith went a step farther than either Swedenborg or the Perfectionists by
advocating what he termed "celestial marriage" -a mixture of eternal marriage
and polygamy. Mary Elizabeth Rollins, married to non-Mormon Adam Lightner
The destruction of the press caused an uproar in surrounding non- Mormon
communities. Six days after the press had been destroyed, Smith issued a public
proclamation from the mayor's office, explaining that the paper had aimed to
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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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