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 ,
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 .
A History Richard S. Van Wagoner. lection . BY ; 2 Marchi , to E . H Smith , Ralph .
Diary . LDS Archives . Smith , William . Defense of Elder William Smith , Against
the Slanders of Abraham Curtis , and Others . Philadelphia : Brown and Guilbert ...
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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