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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Outspoken apostle John W. Taylor, though acknowledging "the hand of the Lord"
in the action, remained unsettled on the issue. "My father when President of the
Church," he said, "sought to find a way to evade the conflict between the Saints ...
This is in the hands of the Lord and He will govern and control it" (Cowley, 570-
71). Following the remarks by Cannon and Woodruff, Orson F. Whitney, a
talented poet, musician, and a future apostle, then read the Manifesto to the
Most Fundamentalists trace their authority to President John Taylor, who, on the
underground at the John W. Woolley home in Centerville, Utah, in September
1886, allegedly "asked the Lord if it would not be right under the circumstances to
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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