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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was "more important than continuing the practice of plural marriage for the
present" (Marriner Wood Merrill Diary, 6 Oct. 1890). Mormons had long been
taught that Joseph Smith established the "Kingdom of God" to prepare for the
Thus the future church president became one of the few members of the
hierarchy who neither took a post-Manifesto plural wife nor sealed others in
plural marriages.6 Few authorized plural marriages occurred during the first three
years after ...
Several prominent Salt Lake and Davis County patriarchs were also
excommunicated for holding these views and for performing plural marriages.
When he received word of the patriarchs' involvement, President Smith issued
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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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