Mormon polygamy: a history
Signature Books, 1986 - 307 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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In several other cases Smith "tested" an apostle by asking him for the hand of his
wife. Church president Wilford Woodruff recounted the test of Apostle John Taylor
: "The Prophet went to the home of President Taylor, and said to him, 'Brother ...
Apostle John Henry Smith related that apostles Lorenzo Snow, Franklin D.
Richards, Moses Thatcher, and Francis Lyman immediately approved the
Manifesto when the full quorum met on 30 September. But others, including
Smith himself, ...
Church leaders sent Apostle John Henry Smith to Mexico to bring back Cowley,
who was known by the pseudonym "Westlake." The wayward apostle could not
be found. Angered, Smith ordered church leaders in Mexico to "trace Westlake ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - bibliostuff - LibraryThing
Single best volume to understand the development of polygamy in Mormon history. Vollständige Rezension lesen