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 important document, probably introduced by Phelps at the prophet's own
request,9 includes a marriage ceremony which contains what may be the first
Mormon scriptural reference to the concept of eternal marriage. Evidently
alluding to ...
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.
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