SOURCE: Religion Dispatches
by Benjamin E. Park
The new series raises questions about America's homegrown faith, and shakes off some of the source book's post-9/11 concerns with extremism and religious violence to show the complexity among different tendencies and branches of the faith.
by Kyla Sommers
"Polygamy controversies place us amid major events in early America because such clashes were about the organization and governance not just of house- holds but of societies, nations, and empires.”
SOURCE: The Washington Post
The Mormon church’s renovated history museum set to reopen this week features a small and surprising display about an uncomfortable part of the faith’s history that for generations has been glossed over: polygamy.
SOURCE: The Salt Lake Tribune
Her observations were made in the course of her presidential address to the Mormon History Association
Mormon leaders have acknowledged for the first time that the church’s founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, took as many as 40 wives, some already married and one only 14 years old.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says most of Smith's wives were between 20 and 40 years old.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a document about plural marriage on its website Monday.
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