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Nauvoo polygamy "... but we called it celestial marriage" by George D. Smith

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


  • Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
  • Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
  • Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Mormon Church,
  • Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Mormon Church

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby George D. Smith.
LC ClassificationsBX8641 .S65 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22501196M
ISBN 101560851996
ISBN 109781560851998
LC Control Number2008036757

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  “Nauvoo Polygamy is s a thorough investigation of sexual politics in the City of the Saints, the s Mormon headquarters in the U.S. State of Illinois. Written with precision, clarity, and ease, it is a major contribution to Mormon history, groundbreaking in identifying the other polygamists who followed the lead of their prophet, Joseph Smith, in taking multiple partners.” —Klaus J. Hansen, Author: George D Smith. “Nauvoo Polygamy is a meticulously researched and skillfully written work on Mormon polygamy. The author does not take sides in this tangled web of theology and practice, but instead has produced what may well be the definitive work on polygamy. Nauvoo Polygamy: “ But We Called It Celestial Marriage”     By George D. Smith Reviewed by Eric Johnson Polygamy (or plural marriage as it is also called) was a major issue for the LDS Church in , as three different Gospel Topic essays  on this topic were published. Does Exaltation Require Polygamy? Theology. Plural Marriage Teachings; Inaccurate Explanations; History. Mormon Polygamy Timeline; The s; The Prophet Secretly Teaches Polygamy; Other Mormon Leaders Practice Polygamy; John C. Bennett’s Spiritual Wifery; Emma Smith Struggles; Polygamy and the Martyrdom; Nauvoo Polygamists. Members.

Kingdom of Nauvoo is the first book about Nauvoo written after the release of the Council of Fifty minutes. Those minutes, along with other discoveries through the Joseph Smith Paper's Project and Ben Park's own research and analysis leads to a fascinating read about a tumultuous time in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day /5(28). George Smith's Nauvoo Polygamy is an excellent book. He undertakes the unenviable task of fleshing out the details of an institution that played a central role in Mormon society and culture during the nineteenth century. As with many Latter-day Saints in the Intermountain West, I had polygamists on both sides of my family. - Buy Nauvoo Polygamy: But We Call It Celestial Marriage book online at best prices in India on Read Nauvoo Polygamy: But We Call It Celestial Marriage book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders. The first plural marriage in Nauvoo took place when Louisa Beaman and Joseph Smith were sealed in April 19 Joseph married many additional wives and authorized other Latter-day Saints to practice plural marriage. The practice spread slowly at first. By June , when Joseph died, approximately 29 men and 50 women had entered into plural.

Giving thanks to his wife and children for their patience, George D. Smith, one of the founders of Signature Books, shows plenty of scholarship in his almostpage book Nauvoo Polygamy that I think should be right next to Todd Compton’s In Sacred Loneliness, Linda King Newell and Valeen Tipppetts Avery's Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith, and /5(15). The following essay is the official LDS released essay entitled "Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvooo." It was released by the church to help dispel myths about common public beliefs about how Joseph Smith introduced not just polygamy (having multiple wives) to the church, but polyandry (marrying women who are already married to a husband). It was in the Book of Mormon that the idea of plural marriage was first mentioned in Latter-day Saint references, an ironic source to justify polygamy since it was said to have been withheld from sixth century BCE Hebrew tribes that had wandered to the Americas/5(56). Nauvoo Polygamy " but we called it celestial marriage" eBook: Smith, George D.: : Kindle StoreReviews: