Mormon Polygamy: A History
Signature Books, 1989 - 255 Seiten
In this comprehensive survey of Mormon Polygamy, Richard Van Wagoner details, with precision and detachment, the tumultuous reaction among insiders and outsiders to plural marriage. In an honest, methodical way, he traces the origins, the peculiarities common to the midwestern and later Utah periods, and post-1890 new marriages. Drawing heavily on first-hand accounts, he outlines the theological underpinnings and the personal trauma associated with this lifestyle.
What emerges is a portrait that neither discounts nor exaggerates the historical evidence. He presents polygamy in context, neither condemning nor defending, while relevant contemporary accounts are treated sympathetically but interpreted critically. No period of Mormon history is emphasized over another. The result is a systematic view that is unavailable in studies of isolated periods or in the repetitions of folklore that only disguise the reality of what polygamy was.
Scattered throughout the western United States today are an estimated 30,000 fundamentalist Mormons who still live "the principle." They, too, are a part of Joseph Smith's legacy and are included in this study.
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... sealed to the Prophet at the time that her husband Mr. Lyon was out of fellowship with the Church . " 3 Prescindia Huntington married Norman Buell in 1827 and had two sons by him before accepting Mormonism in 1836. She was sealed to ...
... sealed to Smith in May 1843 ( Bachman 1975 , 333 ) . Smith was also sealed by proxy to Mary Ann Frost , wife of Apostle Parley P. Pratt , on 6 February 1846. She had had difficulty accepting Pratt's polygamy and had become alienated ...
... sealed by proxy to Joseph Smith on 22 Janu- ary 1846 in the Nauvoo Temple ( Quinn , " Prayer Circles , " 88 ) . 5. James Adams ( 1783-1843 ) became a Mormon in 1840. An intimate friend to Joseph Smith , he was in the first group of ...
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
STIRRINGS IN NAUVOO
PROTECTING THE LORDS ANOINTED
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