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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He stood before the group and proclaimed that "having more than one wife ... is
an essential part of my religious belief, and I firmly believe that if I keep the
covenants I made with these women and with my god, I will have them in the
When the church officially announced its polygamy in 1852, the 1835 statement
in the Doctrine and Covenants seemed obsolete. It was removed in 1876,
replaced with a revelation on "celestial marriage" (D&C 132) which had been
In a 6 November 1 869 letter to the Deseret Evening News, responding to U.S.
vice-president Schuyler Colfax's accusation that the original Doctrine and
Covenants denounced polygamy, Taylor noted that the Marriage Section was "
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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