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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"Polygamy," "spiritual wifery," "spiritual marriage," and "plural marriage" were all
apparently interchangeable in Mormon and non-Mormon contexts during the
early 1840s. Emily Dow Partridge, a plural wife to Smith and later to Brigham ...
In a 3 February 1888 letter to her husband, Martha Cannon explained that had
she not believed living in plural marriage ... with the elect in eternity," she would "
undoubtedly have given plural marriage a wide berth except perhaps as first wife.
Vilate Kimball, first wife of Heber C. Kimball, also recognized the value of
romantic distance in a plural marriage. Counseling an unhappy plural wife, she
advised the woman that "her comfort must be wholly in her children; that she must
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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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