This book had its genesis in a research fellowship I received from the Huntington Library in 1992. I was a little disappointed on some of the limitations of Compton's research on Hannah Ann Dubois Dibble and some of the other more controversial extramarital relationships of Joseph Smith, Jr. It is definitely a companion book to "Rough Stone Rolling". I think if the same information was covered by a completely objective third-party non biased person, it would be more critical. Paused You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Todd M. Compton, Ph.D., classics, UCLA, is the author of In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith, editor of Mormonism and Early Christianity, a contributor to The Encyclopedia of Mormonism and Women and Authority: Re-emerging Mormon Feminism, and has been published in the American Journal of Philology, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Classical Quarterly, and the … So in that regard I would not call it and biased either way, if anything to me it is still a little bit biased towards the faithful perspective. Read "In Sacred Loneliness The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith" by Todd Compton available from Rakuten Kobo. In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Hardcover – Dec 15 1997 by Todd Compton (Author) 4.3 out of 5 stars 73 ratings. The first fully annotated, footnoted inventory of Smith’s plural wives was the appendix of Fawn Brodies No Man Knows My History, published in 1945, with minor updating in the 1971 edition. Humans are social creatures: In this simple and obvious fact lies both the problem and the solution to the current crisis of loneliness. Unable to add item to List. Two of my great-great grandmothers were polygamist wives and they knew Joseph Smith. Don't get married until you listen to this audiobook. Learn more. Index of claims. Andrew Jenson’s century-old list of twenty-seven of Smith’s plural wives provided a core of basic data. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Eventually I concluded that a full, complete, up-to-date list of Joseph Smith’s wives would be a valuable addition to Mormon studies, and my project on Eliza Snow metamorphosed into an investigation of all of the wives of Joseph Smith, with Snow being one among many. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. In the book In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith, Todd Compton, a cautious and careful scholar, has managed to reconstruct the lives of Smith’s 33 documented wives, most of whom previously had been known only by name. A credible source by an LDS Historian on what really happened, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 13, 2014. I have since moved on from the church, initially prompted by coming to grips with this polygamy issue, which opened my eyes and mind to being receptive and willing to look into other aspects of church history and doctrine and practice that were different from the correlated version I had been taught. In The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas challenges you to think beyond finding a "soul mate" and to look for a "sole mate" - someone who will walk with you on your spiritual journey. Amazon Price New from Used from Kindle Edition "Please retry" CDN$ 9.99 — — Hardcover … Beginning in the 1830s, at least thirty-three women married Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. Amazing to get to finally understand and unpack that item I had on my shelf all these years. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. At this point in my life I am more interested in truth than trying to maintain a certain narrative. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Contributor. Beginning in the 1830s, at least thirty-three women married Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. $40.00 In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph S for sale in Honeyville, UT on KSL Classifieds. About this work. While other historians credited Smith with as many as 48 wives, Compton cited the marriages he could document. In Sacred Loneliness The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith. 2010 Preview SONG TIME The Call of the Abyss. Despite the spiritual and temporal benefits, which they acknowledged, they found their faith tested to the limit of its endurance. Highly recommended for understanding polygamy as practiced by Joseph smith. Please try again. 4.0 • 1 valoración; $8.99; $8.99; Descripción de la editorial. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. After all, if you don't know why to marry, you won't know who to marry. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking to learn the truth about polygamy. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Please try again. Well researched, and one of the probable reasons the Mormon church has been forced to confront its history and admit that Joseph not only married multiple wives, but sent other men away on 'missions' for years at a time and then claimed their wives as his, appointed by God through another 'revelation' given exclusively to him once the husbands had set off and were beyond communication. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Plan on spending a long time reading to get through this well orchestrated and detailed book. (Smith also proposed to at least five women who turned him down.) Although Brodie was a pioneer in documenting Smith’s polygamy, fifty years of secondary publications and classification of primary documents have dated her book, and, moreover, scholars have faulted her for relying on antagonistic sources that have since proven unreliable. These "key women have been comparatively forgotten," surprisingly so considering the reverence Mormons hold for their founding prophet and how important polygamy was to Smith. I guess I can say, no wonder I was not told this for my first 25 years in the church after joining as a young adult. These were passionate relationships which also had some longevity, except in cases such as that of two young sisters, one of whom was discovered by Joseph’s first wife, Emma, in a locked bedroom with the prophet. Reading this doesn’t shake my testimony which is built on Jesus Christ but it does make me wish there was far le Exhaustively researched and written. In Sacred Loneliness devotes a full chapter to each woman, ages 14 to 54, Smith married between 1833 and 1843. 4.0 • 1 Rating; $8.99; $8.99; Publisher Description. After Smith’s death in 1844, their lives became even more “lonely and desolate.” One even joined a convent. Follow the author Todd Compton + Follow Similar authors to follow + + + See more recommendations Something went wrong. Author: Todd Compton Claims made in this work. No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy: Haunting the Hearts and Heaven of Mormon Women and Men, Formerly at UCLA and now the editor of Mormonism and Early Christianity, Compton has compiled a meticulously researched and masterly study of Mormon Joseph Smith's 33 wives. Something went wrong. Beginning in the 1830s, at least thirty-three women married Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. 2. ?Kay Meredith Dusheck, Anamosa, IA, Todd M. Compton, Ph.D., classics, UCLA, is the author of. This book is great history, Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2015. The author does a good job of showing The Human Side of each of the women, as well as the positive aspects of the church and their experience in it, despite this troubling aspect. See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Compton contends that "Mormon polygamy was characterized by a tragic ambiguity": infinite dominion in the next life vs. a social system that did not work, thus resulting in acute neglect of the wives. Sacred Loneliness is a fitting title. Review of claims made in In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith. Todd Compton. Emma remained a steadfast opponent of polygamy throughout her life.
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