The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we finally dive into polygamy. We’re ramping up for polygamy in Nauvoo prior to April 1841, but before doing so we have to set the historical stage to understand the world from which Mormon polygamy evolved. We begin with marriage from the dawn of historical time and skim across the top of major world religions throughout most of written history to finally arrive at the post-enlightenment western world filled with small groups of free-love proto-hippies. This is part 1 of a multi-part series on Mormon polygamy.


Code of Ur Nammu

History of Marriage – Alex Gendler

1955 Hindu Marriage Act,_1955

Polygamy in Judaism

1908 Jewish encyclopedia on Polygamy

Saint Augustine On the Good of Marriage

Adamite or Adamian free-love church

History of United Methodist and Wesley Brothers

Quran Surah 4 an-Nisaa

Polygyny in Islam

Martin Luther’s writings on Polygamy

Martin Luther wiki page

Munster Rebellion wiki page

Free-love societies

Polygamy vs. Monogamy population study

William Blake Visions of the Daughters of Albion

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