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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This letter , from Joseph's brother Hyrum and William Law , soon became public knowledge . Bennett , who had been courting Nauvoo women as a bachelor , found his position among the Saints declining when his marital status became ...
This emphasis on procreation became the basis for the Mormon concept of man's progress to divinity . All of Joseph's Nauvoo doctrinal innovations fell into place around this new teaching . The prophet explained that God was an exalted ...
Wilson Law , ironically , along with his brother William and others , became disillusioned with Smith when they became confident he was indeed involved in polygamy . The Laws were publishers of the Nauvoo Expositor , which in the summer ...
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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