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 Haven, like most Saints, rejected this logic: "I cannot believe that Joseph will
ever sanction such a doctrine" (Mulder and Mortensen 1967, 126). Those
uninitiated into the inner circles of the church had good reason to feel as
Brigham Young conceded in 1866 that "Joseph was worn out with it, but as to his
denying any such thing I never knew that he denied the doctrine of polygamy.
Some have said that he did, but I do not believe he ever did" (Unpublished ...
When the church officially announced its polygamy in 1852, the 1835 statement
in the Doctrine and Covenants seemed obsolete. It was removed in 1876,
replaced with a revelation on "celestial marriage" (D&C 132) which had been
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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