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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Whenever he deemed it appropriate he could release a woman from her earthly
marriage and seal her to himself or to another with no stigma of adultery. This
thinking is similar, in part, to the revolutionary "spiritual wifery" philosophy of ...
Her Affections were Adulterated from his. He also said that there was No law in
Heaven or on Earth that would Compel a woman to stay with a man either in time
or Eternity." When asked what would happen if a woman did not wish to go with a
He suggested in an 1861 address that "when a woman becomes alienated in her
feelings and affections from her husband, it is his duty to give her a bill and set
her free." In an unusual moral definition, he declared it "would be fornication for a
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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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