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5 edition of Mormon polygamy found in the catalog.

Mormon polygamy

a history

by Richard S. Van Wagoner

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Published by Signature Books in Salt Lake City, Utah .
Written in English

  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints -- History.,
    • Polygamy -- United States -- History.,
    • Mormon Church -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRichard S. Van Wagoner.
      LC ClassificationsBX8641 .V36 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 307 p. :
      Number of Pages307
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2556541M
      ISBN 100941214354
      LC Control Number85063399

      Does the Book of Mormon Speak Against Polygamy? The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is similar to and complimentary to the Holy Bible. While the Bible is the record of Israelites in the Holy Land, the Book of Mormon is an account written by Israelite prophets among a branch of Israel that dwelt anciently in the Americas. "This compilation of articles and book reviews on Mormon polygamy is selected from over fifty years of LDS scholarship published by BYU Studies. This volume features articles on the Church’s legal confrontation with government over polygamy, various aspects of plural marriage in St. George, the perspectives of two prominent Mormon plural.

      The Mormon Handbook is a reference to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is not to be confused with the LDS Church Handbook of Instructions.. After the death of Joseph Smith, the church he founded split into several organizations.   Rough Stone Rolling Facts I learned about Joseph Smith & Church History - Duration: History of the LDS Saints 7, views.

        The historian Laurel Ulrich uses the diaries of 19th-century Mormon women to tell the story of polygamy in “A House Full of Females.”Author: Beverly Gage. Although it is a faithful book, it accurately describes some of the disturbing details of polygamy and mentions the Book of Mormon translation details that most members are unaware of. It's a fairly tame book and probably the best LDS book for members that only want a slight introduction to some of the more colorful aspects of Mormon history.

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Mormon polygamy by Richard S. Van Wagoner Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Book of Mormon account is basing its statements on an interpretation of Mosaic Law to defend a new (to them) negative position on polygamy.

The Doctrine and Covenants, by contrast, wishes to explain how and when polygamy can be acceptable to God. Unfortunately, later Book of Mormon peoples saw the rise of wicked kings such as Noah, the son of Zeniff, who “did not keep the commandments of God” by taking “many wives and concubines” (Mosiah ).

This was one factor which “did cause his people to commit sin, and do that which was abominable in the sight of the Lord. What the Book of Mormon says about Polygamy Jacob And now it came to pass that the people of Nephi, under the reign of the second king, began to grow hard in their hearts, and indulge themselves somewhat in wicked practices, such as like unto David of old desiring many wives and concubines, and also Solomon, his son.

Jacob Mormon polygamy, however, was an important part of the teachings of the Church for fifty years. The practice began during the lifetime of founder and prophet Joseph Smith but became publicly and widely known during the time of 2nd prophet, Brigham Young. In Joseph Smith made a prayerful inquiry to the Lord regarding the ancient Old.

Best book at the time on Mormon Polygamy has still stood the test of time as an indispensable resource decades later.

Well-written and concisely summarized, it is one of the first books you should read if you want to track the principle's history throughout Mormonism/5. A great book for a general knowledge of Mormon Polygamy, and a quick read.

I reference this book often. There is a very interesting section on the politics involved in ending polygamy in the mainstream church. For more detailed information on Joseph Smith's wives, get "In /5(40).

Mormonism and polygamy The Complete Guide This is a Wikipedia book, a collection of Wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external. This book, edited by two notable LDS historians (Newell Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster) is perhaps the single best volume on the issue of Mormon polygamy I have thus far encountered.

It is a thorough volume that is scholarly, and eludicates many important issues that, unfortunately, are often distorted in more polemical works/5(8). Summary of Events. From toLDS scripture was consistent in prohibited polygamy: Book of Mormon: Jacob, chapter 2; Doctrine and Covenants, Section (removed in ).

During this time the church publicly taught against polygamy and denied practicing it, while church authorities were privately taking plural wives.

POLYGAMY DOCUMENTS – MASTER INDEX How To Search Fundamentalist Documents About CHECK THESE OUT Joseph Smith’s Polygamy Website Questions about Polyandry Dan Vogel spins the evidence Joseph Smith was a Polygamist Dialogues Discussing polygamy controversies Website Modern Polygamy and Mormon Fundamentalism Visit to the FLDS Yearning For Zion Ranch in Texas Is.

The book lays to rest many of the false assumptions that are currently held by practicing Utah Mormons regarding the reasons for polygamy such as: there being an abundance of women who wouldn't otherwise be able to be married, old women marrying into polygamy for financial support purposes, only the first wife having sexual relations with the.

Published on This is a deeply personal Q&A that has been on our minds for some time now. After months and months of questions about our. Question: Was the practice of polygamy general knowledge among Latter-day Saints in when the "Article on Marriage" was published.

Book of Mormon statements about the practice of polygamy Jump to Subtopic: Question: Does the Book of Mormon condemn polygamy. Polygamy was practiced by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for more than half of the 19th century in semi-secrecy and practiced publicly from to by up to 30 percent of church Smith of New York founded the Mormon Church in after having earlier experienced a series of visions, one of which directed him to ancient hidden golden tablets that.

Richard S. Van Wagoner is a clinical audiologist and Lehi City Historian, author of Lehi: Portraits of a Utah Town and other acclaimed works, including Mormon Polygamy: A History and Sidney Rigdon: A Portrait of Religious Excess (winner of Best Book Awards from the Mormon History Association and John Whitmer Historical Association).Brand: Signature Books, Incorporated.

The second chapter of the book of Jacob in the Book of Mormon contains the only explicit teaching about polygamy in the Nephite record. Behold, David and Solomon truly had many wives and concubines, which thing was abominable before me, saith the Lord.

Mormons believe that God commanded early Latter-day Saints to practice polygamy for a time. While Latter-day Saints today do not know all the reasons for God’s command, they do understand some reasons why God would command the practice of polygamy.

For example, the Book of Mormon teaches that men should have only one wife (see Jacob –   Following Young, Mormon theologians heralded polygamy as a core doctrine and as evidence of patriarchal manliness. By the s, an estimated percent of Mormon families practiced polygamy.

Book of Mormon, Ether printer copy showing “family” not “families” of the brother of Jared. Whitney, Sarah Ann, “Estate of Sarah Kimball,” died December 1, Rigdon, Sidney, interview with Orson Pratt, Messenger and Advocate of the Church of Christ, Pittsburgh, DecemberMormon Polygamy: A History Reviewer Thomas G.

Alexander Although the occasion of many of the sermons I have given in Church gatherings has faded into oblivion, the evening I reported my mission in the Ogden Twenty-ninth Ward is indelibly impressed on my mind. Mormon women fear eternal polygamy, study shows “In our church, headquartered in Salt Lake City—not the fundamentalist and often violent or bizarre break-off groups such as the one made infamous by Warren Jeffs—but the LDS Church of the Tabernacle Choir, Mitt Romney, and Donny and Marie Osmond—the church that I attend weekly—polygamy is not an artifact in a museum.Early Mormon Polygamy.

Author Various Authors. This compilation of articles and book reviews on Mormon polygamy is selected from over fifty years of LDS scholarship published by BYU Studies.

This volume features articles on the Church's legal confrontation with government over polygamy, various aspects of plural marriage in St. George, the.The Book of Mormon and the Bible will grow together, 2 Ne. – The Lord’s words will hiss forth unto the ends of the earth, 2 Ne.

The Lord covenanted with Enos to bring forth the Book of Mormon to the Lamanites, Enos – The Book of Mormon was written for the intent that we may believe the Bible, Morm.