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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A year before Hyde returned from Jerusalem in 1843 , Marinda was sealed to Smith ( in April 1842 ) , though she lived with Orson until their divorce in 1870.2 In another instance , Josephine Lyon Fisher , born to Windsor P. Lyon and ...
After her sealing , or marriage , to Smith , Mary Lightner had seven more children by Adam Lightner . ... Joseph Smith & Council & others , I agreed to stand by Sarah Ann Whitney ( sealed to Smith 27 July 1843 ] as though I was supposed ...
Elizabeth Davis Durfee was sealed by proxy to Joseph Smith on 22 January 1846 in the Nauvoo Temple ( Quinn , “ Prayer Circles , " 88 ) . 5. James Adams ( 1783-1843 ) became a Mormon in 1840. An intimate friend to Joseph ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - wickenden - LibraryThing
Van Wagoner writes a compelling account of early Mormon polygamy. A fascinating look at how one modern American religion's culture evolved from it's beginnings with in the mid-1800's until it's ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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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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