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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It was not until 7 April 1889, nearly two years after John Taylor's death, that
members of the quorum were united enough to sustain Wilford Woodruff as the
fourth president of the church, and contrary to Grant's and Thatcher's opinion, the
Woodruff himself, in a 20 August 1891 meeting of the First Presidency, church
lawyers, and some apostles, said, "Brethren, you may call it ... Both John Taylor
and Wilford Woodruff had already begun authorizing fewer plural marriages.
The conference vote, like the 6 October 1890 vote on the Wilford Woodruff
Manifesto, supported the measure (Roberts 1930, 6:401). Though the 1904
Manifesto sought and obtained Mormon confirmation of President Smith's
statements before ...
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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