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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Eliza Roxcy Snow, "Zion's Poetess," had been living in the Smith home since 14
August 1842. Her sealing to Smith two months earlier on 29 June had been kept
secret from Emma. Apparently Emma later found out about the relationship, ...
And all the little auxiliaries that make life worth living. Will they ever be enjoyed
by this storm-tossed exile. Or must life thus drift on and one more victim swell the
ranks of the great unsatisfied!" Marital satisfaction proved an elusive dream for ...
He was convinced that maintaining church temples, where ordinances for the
living and the dead could be performed, was "more important than continuing the
practice of plural marriage for the present."2 Mormons had long been taught that
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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