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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Contemporary diary and letter accounts of polygamous relationships generally
present a less-than-glowing picture of polygamy. Positive testimonials are most
often seen in public or retrospective accounts. Church members, recognizing that
This is, however, an incorrect assumption. Indeed, Joseph denounced not only "
spiritual wifery" but "plurality of wives" under any circumstances except when the
first wife was deceased. His 5 October 1843 diary entry makes this clear.
Diary. LDS Archives. Smith, William. Defense of Elder William Smith, Against the
Slanders of Abraham Curtis, and Others. Philadelphia: Brown and Guilbert, 1844.
"The Smoot Case." The Outlook, 2 March 1907, 494-96. Smoot, Reed.
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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