How did the Latter-day Saints of the 19th century defend their plural marriage system? What kind of poetry was written on the Mormon frontier, and what social function did it perform? In a collection intended to convey the excitement and variety of Mormon history, Bitton considers these and other issues, and demonstrates how a religious group survives and maintains its sense of identity in the face of change and adaptation to new circumstances.One of the trials of life is to be the child of a great man. The burden is greater if one carries his fathera#39;s name. To the difficulty of parent-child relationships under the best of circumstances is added the additional tension created by the constant anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Ritualization of Mormon History, and Other Essays|
|Publisher||:||University of Illinois Press - 1994-01-01|