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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Another practitioner of spiritual wifery was Robert Matthews , alias “ Matthias the Prophet . ” Matthews announced that “ all marriages not made by himself , and according to his doctrine , were of the devil , and that he had come to ...
Furthermore , Law in 1887 denied his involvement in a “ spiritual swop ” : “ Joseph Smith never proposed anything of the kind to me or to my wife ; both he and Emma knew our sentiments in reaction to spiritual wives and polygamy ...
When confronted , Gudmundsen announced a revelation regarding “ true wives ” or “ spiritual wives . ” According to Gudmundsen's revelation , which bore remarkable similarities to the spiritual wifery practices of Joseph Smith's early ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - wickenden - LibraryThing
Van Wagoner writes a compelling account of early Mormon polygamy. A fascinating look at how one modern American religion's culture evolved from it's beginnings with in the mid-1800's until it's ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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