Polygamy The Mormon Enigma

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is renowned for its humanitarian efforts, the strong work ethic of its members, their dedication to family, and their loyalty to their communities and nations. But not unlike any large religious organization, the church has espoused practices and doctrines that were received critically by those same communities and nations. Among these, the best known is polygamy. Beginning as early as 1831, Mormon prophet Joseph Smith and other early church leaders began marrying ...
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Overview

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is renowned for its humanitarian efforts, the strong work ethic of its members, their dedication to family, and their loyalty to their communities and nations. But not unlike any large religious organization, the church has espoused practices and doctrines that were received critically by those same communities and nations. Among these, the best known is polygamy. Beginning as early as 1831, Mormon prophet Joseph Smith and other early church leaders began marrying multiple women in obedience to their belief in a revelation from Jesus Christ. From the moment their actions became public knowledge, religious organizations, local communities and the U.S. Federal Government actively worked to stop the practice, even if it meant destroying the church. From that moment on, the Mormon doctrine of polygamy was elevated from the odd practice of an obscure American religion to a plank in political platforms affecting the lives of hundreds of the nation's leaders. Join Howick as he discusses the religious, social, political, and legal enigma of Mormon polygamy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886249196
  • Publisher: WindRiver Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/8/2007
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

E. Keith Howick is a long-time student of the Bible and follower of Jesus Christ. He counts as a personal ministry his efforts to magnify the name of the Lord and preach His word to the world.
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Early members of the LDS faith chose to embrace

the practice of polygamy for spiritual reasons,

but the perception of polygamy to outsiders

and antagonists of the church was quite different.

Anti-Mormons considered polygamy to be

immoral, lustful, and womanizing, and decried

it as "spiritual wifery." Others envisioned licentious

situations such as harems where the "lord

and master" fl oated from fl ower to fl ower sating

his sexual appetite with a plethora of beautiful

wives. In modern times, many think of polygamy

in terms of men secretly having families in

different cities and attempting to be a husband

and/or father to each family without the others

fi nding out about it. Many television shows have

effectively used this provocative storyline in their

programming. The most recent use of polygamy

in mainstream entertainment is in HBO's drama/

comedy, "Big Love," which (unlike previous entries

in the media) uses polygamy as its primary

storyline.

But for Mormons, all of these scenarios depict something that is far from the truth.

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Table of Contents

IX ABBREVIATIONS

XI FOREWORD

1 INTRODUCTION

6 Chapter ONE - POLYGAMY FACTS

12 Chapter TWO - BIBLICAL POLYGAMY

16 Chapter THREE - MORMON POLYGAMY

25 Chapter FOUR - EARLY DENIALS

40 Chapter FIVE - GOD'S HAND IN ALL THINGS

48 Chapter SIX - THE REVELATION

67 The Law of Sarah 67

72 Chapter SEVEN - CONGRESS ATTACKS POLYGAMY

74 The Morrill Anti-bigamy Act of 1862

79 The Poland Act of 1874

94 Reynolds v. United States

86 The Edmunds Act of 1882

89 The Edmunds-Tucker Act of 1887

97 Chapter EIGHT - THE MANIFESTOS

97 The Manifesto of 1890

105 The Manifesto of 1904

110 Chapter NINE - POLITICS AND POLYGAMY

111 Brigham Henry Roberts

114 Reed Smoot

120 Chapter TEN - POLYGAMY TODAY

125 Non-LDS Polygamy

127 National Court Cases

127 Romer v. Evans

130 Lawrence et al. v. Texas

131 Gonzales, Attorney General, et al. v. O Centro Espirita Benefi cente Uniao Dovegetal et al.

133 The Utah Court Cases

133 Bronson v. Swenson

134 State v. Green

135 State v. Holm

136 State of Utah v. Warren Steed Jeffs

138 The Pennsylvania Court Case

138 Shepp v. Shepp

145 Canada

149 Chapter ELEVEN - DO THE MORMONS BELIEVE IN POLYGAMY TODAY?

152 CONCLUSION 152

155 APPENDIX A OLD TESTAMENT POLYGAMISTS

163 APPENDIX B JOSEPH SMITH'S WIVES

172 APPENDIX C A CHRONOLOGY OF POLYGAMY

186 BIBLIOGRAPHY

191 Legal Cases Cited

192 Federal Acts Cited

193 INDEX

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