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Title Volume 26, Number 3, Fall 1993
Subject Periodicals; Mormons; Religious thought; Philosophy and religion
Description Independent national quarterly established to express Mormon culture and examine the relevance of religion to secular life. It is edited by Mormons who wish to bring their faith into dialogue with human experience as a whole and to foster artistic and scholarly achievement based on their cultural heritage. The journal encourages a variety of viewpoints; although every effort is made to insure accurate scholarship and responsible judgment, the views expressed are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily those of the Mormon Church or of the editors.
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Date 1993
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Source Dialogue: Vol 26 No 3
Article Title Hannah Grover Hegsted and Post-Manifesto Plural Marriage
Description Hannah Grover Hegsted and Post-Manifesto Plural Marriage Julie Hemming Savage WlLFORD WOODRUFF'S MANIFESTO OF 1890 declared that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was "not teaching polygamy or plural marriage, nor permitting any person to enter into its practice." After the issuance of the Manifesto, most church members aligned themselves with the law of the land by not entering new plural marriages. Beliefs about the importance of polygamy within the church began to change as new generations began to accept monogamy as the rule. There was, however, a minority of church members, most of whom were leaders, who continued after 1890 to enter polygamous relationships with the apparent approval of church officials. With at least 262 plural marriages performed in the church after the Manifesto, there is clearly a disparity between the claims of the document and what was secretly practiced in the church at that time. While thousands of Mormons believed the public statements of their leaders, hundreds of stalwarts kept the principle of plural marriage alive with encouragement from those same church leaders. Books and articles on post-Manifesto polygamy have typically focused on church leaders and contradictions between their official statements, which declared that the church had discontinued the practice of polygamy, and the actual continuation of the practice. D. Michael Quinn has chronicled in detail this dichotomy of words versus actions ; and B. Carmon Hardy 1. Official Declaration-1, in any LDS edition of the Doctrine and Covenants since 1981. 2. Carmon Hardy, Solemn Covenant: The Mormon Polygamous Passage (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992), 351. 3. Ibid., 425. 4. Ibid., 338. 5. D. Michael Quinn, "LDS Church Authority and New Plural Marriages, 1890-1904," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 18 (Spring 1985): 9-104.
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