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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Brother Jacobs , ” he advised , " the woman you claim for a wife does not belong
to you . She is the spiritual wife of brother Joseph , sealed up to him . I am his
proxy , and she , in this behalf , with her children , are my property . You can go ...
He then pointed out , according to Frank Cannon ' s account , that “ Brother
George Q . Cannon , Brother John T . Caine , and the other brethren who had
been in Washington , had found that the situation of the church was critical .
Reminded of the leviratic practices of the Old Testament , George Q . Cannon
spoke to his son Abraham about “ taking some good girl and raising up seed by
her for my brother David . . . . He told me to think the matter over , and speak 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