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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entry for the day pointedly says : “ Received a Revelation in the office in presence
of Hyrum & Wm Clayton . ” And the 25 August 1843 entry in the History of the
Church reads : “ My brother Hyrum in the office conversing with me about the new
He had obviously underestimated the ingenuity of his wife , who announced the
next morning that she had received a revelation to “ shoot any woman who
became his plural wife " ( Young 1954 , 123 ) . He remained monogamous .
On 11 January 1886 he received an anonymous letter from a member of the latter
- and perhaps predominant - camp . “ You are hidden away and cannot know the
true feelings of our people , ” the writer charged : “ The people say that you and ...
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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