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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The couple thus clarified the "object a man has in getting more than one wife:" "
He is to be promoted through all eternity, according to this theory, by his posterity,
which are the subjects of his dominion; and of course the more wives, the more ...
"You can also make a covenant with her for eternity and have her sealed to you
by the authority of the Priesthood," the prophet advised. Hyrum discussed the
ordinance with his living wife, Mary Fielding Smith, and she responded, "I will act
P.M. took Alice L[ongstrot]h by the [shorthand: "hand"] of our own free will and
avow mutually acknowledge each other husband & wife, in a covenant not to be
broken in time or Eternity for time & for all Eternity, to all intents & purposes as ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - bibliostuff - LibraryThing
Single best volume to understand the development of polygamy in Mormon history. Vollständige Rezension lesen