THE POLYGAMY STORY: FICTION AND FACT

THE POLYGAMY STORY: FICTION AND FACT

By: Anderson, J. Max

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Dark blue DJ and spine. DJ is slightly rubbed, edge worn, and Torn, Otherwise book is in good condition, pages are nice, tight, and clean. Previous owner name inside front cover. ; Perhaps no other principle of "Mormonism" has engendered more criticism and controversy than the practice of plural marriage. When this principle was restored in the mid-1830s the Prophet Joseph Smith and his devout followers shrank from obeying it until they received a divine dictum to do so. It was a doctrine repugnant to a people raised in puritanical monogamy. The practice was necessarily secret in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois because of anti-bigamy laws banning its practice, but when the Latter-day Saints were driven west outside the confines of the United States it was declared a divine law from the pulpit and was commended to the Church as a necessary commandment. ; 6.25" x 9.25"; 166 pages

Title: THE POLYGAMY STORY: FICTION AND FACT

Author Name: Anderson, J. Max

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Publishers Press: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 29440

Keywords: Latter Day Saints LDS Mormon,