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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9 Furthermore, Smith's nephew, Joseph F. Smith, declared in an 1878 Salt Lake
City speech that "when the revelation was written, in 1843, it was for a special
purpose, ... One of the personalities mentioned in the revelation is Emma Smith.
Evidently sometime prior to this date Smith had offered his wife a surrogate
husband to compensate for his plural wives but later had second thoughts.
Perhaps Smith thought Emma had her eye on William Clayton. On 29 May
Clayton wrote in ...
This late 1841 incident appears to be the reason for Smith's abrupt release of
Ebenezer Robinson as Times and Seasons editor. Respecting Emma's use of the
Relief Society to curtail polygamy, Emily P. Young noted: "She took occasion from
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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