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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Bennett's liberal interpretation of Joseph's teachings and his personal thirst for
power resulted in his disaffection from Joseph and eventual downfall from the
Mormon hierarchy. During a 7 May parade and sham battle of the Nauvoo Legion
command of troops, was no match for Bennett's military expertise in the
maneuvers. One of the prophet's closest Nauvoo friends, Benjamin F. Johnson,
suggested Joseph's likely response to such an attempt. Though he was "social
and eaven ...
"If you should tell," Bennett quoted the prophet, "I will ruin your reputation;
remember that." According to Bennett, Sarah kept her word, though ensuing
circumstances made it difficult. Sarah later recalled the details herself: "Shortly
after Joseph ...
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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