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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The small group of friends and church leaders Smith entrusted with his secret
teachings continued the practice after his violent martyrdom in 1844. Under the
leadership of Brigham Young, they formed the 1847 nucleus of the colonization
Some have admitted that Joseph Smith became involved in polygamy but later
tried to disentangle himself from the practice. Brigham Young conceded in 1866
that "Joseph was worn out with it, but as to his denying any such thing I never ...
It proves nothing only that he was a transgressor against the rule, and the civil
law. From my view polygamy could not and never did emanate by command from
God. It had [anjother source. Hence, Joseph Smith was not justified in its practice;
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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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