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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In his church - sponsored The Seer , Pratt had explained in 1853 : “ Marriages ,
then among all nations , though legal according to the laws of men , have been
illegal according to the laws , authority , and institutions of Heaven . ” As a result ...
they argued , “ but the cruel one of rejecting God ' s command and abjuring our
religion , or disobeying the authority of a government we desire to honor and
respect ” ( “ Memorial ” ) . Various lobbying efforts kept the Cullom Bill from
I have never performed a marriage ceremony without proper authority . ” Further
evidence that Ivins was acting under authority from Salt Lake City was his 1932
letter to a woman who had been excommunicated for becoming a plural ...
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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