Revelation, Resistance, and Mormon Polygamy
- The Introduction and Implementation of the Principle, 1830-1853
- Narrated by: Lisa Baney
- Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-04-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
When Joseph Smith began to reveal and teach the doctrine of plural marriage in 1841, even stalwart members like Brigham Young were shocked and confused. In this thoughtful study, Smith argues that the secret introduction of plural marriage among the leadership coincided with an evolving public theology that provided a contextualizing religious narrative that persuaded believers to accept the principle.
This fresh interpretation draws on diaries, letters, newspapers, and other primary sources and is especially effective in its use of family narratives. It will be of great interest not only to scholars and the general public interested in Mormon history but in American history, religion, gender and sexuality, and the history of marriage and families.
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By james needham on 23-11-14
Best Mormon read of the year.
Would you listen to Revelation, Resistance, and Mormon Polygamy again? Why?
What other book might you compare Revelation, Resistance, and Mormon Polygamy to and why?
Brigham Young, Turner
What about Lisa Baney’s performance did you like?
A good recording stays out of the way of a good listen.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Staggering that this is the beginning of my religion.
Any additional comments?
This is a great story never told, at least in audio. All Mormons need to read this and see what really happened in Nauvoo and the later effects of that period into Utah. This book was so interesting in creating a narrative to the origin and the playing out of events in the story of polygamy.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Michael on 23-10-16
Enlightening read for Mormons and non-Mormons
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
It wouldn't be my first pick. Certain friends, maybe.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
It's not a story. Who knows how much is the truth?
Have you listened to any of Lisa Baney’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
The Mormon history is one giant story, based mostly on lies. I'm not saying this in a mean spirited way- just my opinion. Most everything that has to do with any religion is based on lies as far as I'm concerned.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful