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Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
Published:
7/1/2022
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
12 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, Eliza R. Snow, Feminism, Joseph Smith, lds, Mormonism, plural marriage, polygamy

Abstract: When Eliza R. Snow agreed to become one of Joseph Smith’s plural wives, she feared she would never be looked upon as a decent woman. Nevertheless, she accepted Joseph Smith’s proposal and eventually became a strong advocate of the practice. Reading about her understanding of plural marriage and the many testimonies of others who practiced it, I have realized that plural marriage teaches us much about humility, keeping God’s commandments, and following His prophets. In nineteenth-century America, it provided a way for women and men to set aside self and embark on a soul-refining journey filled with trials and obstacles that parallel many of the trials and obstacles of our day.

Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship: Plural...


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