Item #38121 Joseph Smith's Polygamy (3 vols.). Brian C. Hales.

Joseph Smith's Polygamy (3 vols.)

Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2013. First edition. Hardcover/dust jacket. Vols. 1-2: History, vol. 3: Theology. All three volumes signed by Hales; vols. 2 & 3 also signed by Don Bradley. Additional shipping is required for this book--please call 801-486-3111/800-486-3112 to order.

Among Joseph Smith's many novel teachings and practices, none is more controversial than plural marriage, a restoration of the Old Testament practice that he accepted as part of his divinely appointed mission. Joseph Smith taught his polygamy doctrines only in secret and dictated a revelation in July 1843 authorizing its practice (now LDS D&C 132) that was never published during his lifetime. Although rumors and exposés multiplied, it was not until 1852 that Mormons in Brigham Young’s Utah took a public stand. By then, thousands of Mormons were engaged in the practice that was seen as essential to salvation. “Brian Hales wants to face up to every question, every problem, every fear about plural marriage. His answers may not satisfy everyone, but he gives readers the relevant sources where answers, if they exist, are to be found. There has never been a more thorough examination of the polygamy idea.” —Richard L. Bushman

Additional shipping is required for this item. Please call us (800-486-3112) to order. Condition: Very good+. Item #38121
ISBN: 9781589581890

Price: $210.00

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