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A Comparative Study And Evaluation Of The Latter-Day Saint And "Fundamentalist" Views Pertaining To The Practice Of Plural Marriage, Dean C. Jessee Jan 1959

A Comparative Study And Evaluation Of The Latter-Day Saint And "Fundamentalist" Views Pertaining To The Practice Of Plural Marriage, Dean C. Jessee

Theses and Dissertations

Since the issuance of the Manifesto by President Wilford Woodruff on September 25, 1890, discontinuing the practice of plural marriage by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, intensive efforts have been made by dissenters to show that authority to practice polygamy has secretly continued to the present day. Claiming that the Church departed from its original teachings when it discontinued the practice of plural marriage and that the Manifesto was adopted merely as an act of appeasement, "fundamentalists" have attempted to show that the doctrine of plural marriage was revealed to the Latter-day Saints as an irrevocable decree ...


Similarities And Differences In The Anabaptist Restitution And The Mormon Restoration, Robert J. Mccue Jan 1959

Similarities And Differences In The Anabaptist Restitution And The Mormon Restoration, Robert J. Mccue

Theses and Dissertations

This study has been prompted by the apparently similar claims of the Sixteenth century Anabaptists and the Nineteenth century Mormons of having effected a restoration of the "True Church" after a period of complete apostacy in Christendom. It has attempted to ascertain the extent to whcih these claims actually are similar by comparing the teachings of the two movements regarding the characteristics of the "True Church."


An Analysis Of Textual Changes In "The Book Of Abraham" And In The "Writings Of Joseph Smith, The Prophet" In The Pearl Of Great Price, Walter L. Whipple Jan 1959

An Analysis Of Textual Changes In "The Book Of Abraham" And In The "Writings Of Joseph Smith, The Prophet" In The Pearl Of Great Price, Walter L. Whipple

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to compare all the major printings of the texts of "The Book of Abraham" and the "Writings of Joseph Smith," both presently contained in "The Pearl of Great Price", to note the various changes in the texts and to evaluate the significance of those changes.