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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But three months later Joseph received another communication pointing out that "
Bennett had a wife and children living" (TS 3 [1 July 1842]: 840). This letter, from
Joseph's brother Hyrum and William Law, soon became public knowledge.
"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 where you
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 him
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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