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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2 In 1869 Apostle Orson Pratt added another perspective, remembering that in
early 1832 "Joseph told individuals, then in the Church, that he had inquired of
the Lord concerning the principle of plurality of wives, and he received for answer
In the 1 876 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 him ...
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 Cannon ...
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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