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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David John, a member of the Utah Stake presidency for thirty years, recorded in
his 1884 journal that the First Presidency (consisting of John Taylor, George Q.
Cannon, and Joseph F. Smith) said that "Celestial Marriage" was "binding on all ...
President Taylor, concerned for his counselor's safety, sent him to Mexico to
negotiate a land contract. En route he ... Sharp's stake president, Angus M.
Cannon, was then serving time in the penitentiary for "unlawful cohabitation." A
short time ...
Salt Lake County stake presidents, the prosecution of polygamists was discussed
. One stake president noted that the district attorney "was a good Latter-day Saint
and would prosecute the 'new polyg's' criminally if it were deemed wise.
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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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