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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... in the Church , that he had inquired of the Lord concerning the principle of
plurality of wives , and he received for answer that the principle of taking more
wives than one is a true principle , but the time had not yet come for it to be
In the 1876 women ' s mass meeting Zina proclaimed , “ The principle of plural
marriage is honorable . It is a principle of the gods , it is heaven born . God
revealed it to us as a saving principle ; we have accepted it as such , and we
know it is of ...
It is not wisdom for us to go forth and carry out this principle against the laws of
the nation and receive the consequences . This is in the hands of the Lord and
He will govern and control it " ( Cowley , 570 - 71 ) . Following the remarks by ...
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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