Preview Of Coming Volumes In The Series Persistence Of Polygamy: Joseph Smith And The Origins Of Mormon Polygamy

This session focuses on forthcoming anthologies in the Persistence of Polygamy series, including eight essays examining Joseph Smith and the beginnings of Mormon polygamy up to 1844. The essays are original, never-before-published contributions by scholars with special expertise on the subject. Among the topics examined are polyandry, underage marriage, the question of Joseph Smith’s polygamous offspring explored through DNA analysis, and D&C 132 as a “doctrinal foundation” for the practice. Come hear the editor and contributing writers discuss the contents of upcoming volumes in this compelling series.l

Newell G. Bringhurst, Brian C. Hales, Marianne T. Watson, Anne Wilde