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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Can there be a true marriage of the body without a binding covenant for the soul?
... a step farther than either Swedenborg or the Perfectionists by advocating what
he termed "celestial marriage'— a mixture of eternal marriage and polygamy.
It was removed in 1876, replaced with a revelation on "celestial marriage" (D&C
132) which had been revealed to Joseph Smith on 12 July 1843, but not
accepted by the Saints until 1852. An additional reason the 1835 marriage
Apostle John Taylor, one of the earliest to accept plural marriage in Nauvoo, also
understood the revelation on "celestial marriage" to have been first given in 1 843
. In a 6 November 1 869 letter to the Deseret Evening News, responding to U.S. ...
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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