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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Whether unintentionally so or not , Clark ' s statement proved to be incorrect on
virtually every point . Though church leaders did not have the original revelation ,
they owned the copy which John W . Taylor had given Wilford Woodruff in 1887 .
8Mormons have not given the 1835 marriage statement the attention deserved by
its pivotal historical significance . The neglect is understandable : the section is
no longer in the Mormon scriptures . When the church officially announced its ...
Apostle Orson Pratt , in statements given in the 1850s , made it perfectly clear that
this revelation did not come until 1843 . In 1853 he explained that “ in the early
rise of this church , the Lord gave no command unto any of His servants ...
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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