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 principle of Celestial Marriage was considered the capstone of the Mormon
religion. Only by practicing it would the highest exaltation in the Celestial
Kingdom of God be obtained" (Tanner 1976, 1-2). Despite constant exhortation
from the ...
Apostle John Taylor was told by Joseph Smith to take a second wife, and when
Taylor hesitated, Smith spelled out the consequences of failure to enter polygamy
: '"Elder Taylor, have you concluded to enter into that principle and observe the ...
Called upon to defend the principle in a mass meeting of Mormon women, Phebe
bore testimony that "If I am proud of anything in this world, it is that I accepted the
principle of plural marriage, and remained among the people called 'Mormons' ...
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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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