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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Disciples of revivalist preachers Erasmus Stone, Hiram Sheldon, and Jarvis
Rider claimed they were perfect and could no longer sin. They became known as
"Perfectionists." As a part of their doctrine, adherents advocated "spiritual wifery,"
This thinking is similar, in part, to the revolutionary "spiritual wifery" philosophy of
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). ... he claimed were based on biblical
teachings interpreted by him through direct communication with the spiritual
Indeed, Joseph denounced not only "spiritual wifery" but "plurality of wives" under
any circumstances except when the first wife was deceased. His 5 October 1843
diary entry makes this clear. Notes on Chapter 4 1Lightner to Wells. After her ...
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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