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 .
However , to counterbalance Democratic strength in the territory , authorities decided that “ men in high authority who believed in Republican principles should go out among the people , but that those in high authority who could not ...
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 wife ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - wickenden - LibraryThing
Van Wagoner writes a compelling account of early Mormon polygamy. A fascinating look at how one modern American religion's culture evolved from it's beginnings with in the mid-1800's until it's ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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