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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Mormon men were under a lifetime moral obligation to care for their ex-wives. "
For a man to seek a divorce is almost unheard of," Apostle George Q. Cannon
noted when explaining the legal and religious safeguards for divorced women.
Phebe Woodruff, first wife of Apostle Wilford Woodruff, also shared the
ambivalent feelings of Mormon women in polygamy. Called upon to defend the
principle in a mass meeting of Mormon women, Phebe bore testimony that "If I am
proud of ...
"Mormon Women and What They Think of Polygamy." The American Magazine
66 (May-Oct. 1908): 41-47. Draper, Maurice L. Marriage in the Restoration: A
Brief Historical Doctrinal Review. Independence, MO: Herald Publishing House,
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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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