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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Citizens are more tolerant of variant lifestyles today , and polygamists are viewed more as religious fanatics than as criminals . Experience has convinced law enforcement officials that strict enforcement of anti - polygamy laws is ...
In the absence of an officiator or witness , did God himself seal the couple , or did the prophet , viewing himself ... Could he have viewed her as his commonlaw wife , married by connubial relationship rather than by wedding ceremony ?
But many church leaders viewed the Manifesto as purely a political proclamation . Apostle Marriner W. Merrill , for example , noted in his diary , “ I do not believe the Manifesto was a revelation from God but was formulated by Prest ...
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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