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Product Code: UB023
Title: Joseph Smith and Polygamy: An Expose of Mormon Polygamy
Author: Jerald and Sandra Tanner
Publisher: Utah Lighthouse Ministry
Price: $6.00
Date: 1967
Pages: 150
Additional Info:

Also contains a photomechanical reprint of an article written by Andrew Jenson, who was the Assistant LDS Church Historian, published in the Historical Record, Vol. VI, May 1887.

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Contains a detailed study of the Mormon doctrine of plural marriage, the spiritual wife doctrine, the John C. Bennett book, the Nancy Rigdon affair, the Sarah Pratt affair and also the Martha H. Brotherton affair. Includes a list of 84 women who may have been married to Joseph Smith.

Table of Contents

Joseph Smith and Polygamy

  • Revelation on Polygamy D&C Section 132
  • From Monogamy to Polygamy
  • Fanny Alger
  • Polygamy in Nauvoo
  • Lying for the Kingdom
  • Putting out a Feeler
  • The Revelation on Polygamy
  • Contradictions in the Revelation
  • Polygamous Revelation Contradicts the Book of Mormon
  • Contradicts the Bible
  • Threatened with Destruction
  • Concubinage
  • More Men than Women
  • The Sorrows of Plural Marriage
  • Discord in Joseph Smith's Own Home Over Polygamy
  • The Number of Wives
  • The Wives of Joseph Smith
  • Taking Other Men's Wives
  • Polygamy and Promiscuity
  • The John C. Bennett Affair
  • The Sarah Pratt Affair
  • The Martha H. Brotherton Affair
  • The Nancy Ridgdon Affair
  • Bad Company
  • Wishful Thinking
  • Strange Marriages
  • Polygamy and Courtship
  • Mormon Leaders Condemned the One-Wife System
  • The Percentage Who Practiced Polygamy
  • Adam Declared to be a Polygamist
  • Some Members of the Mormon Church Still Maintain that God and Christ are Polygamists
  • Plural Marriage Declared Essential to Salvation
  • The Manifesto
  • Polygamy in Utah Today
  • The Dilemma
  • The Reorganized LDS Church
  • Plural Marriage - May 1887 Article by Andrew Jenson

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