Celestial or Plural Marriage: A Digest of the Mormon Marriage System as Established by God through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Joseph White Musser.

Celestial or Plural Marriage: A Digest of the Mormon Marriage System as Established by God through the Prophet Joseph Smith

Salt Lake City: 1944. First Edition. 154pp. Octavo [25 cm] Green printed wrappers. About very good. A few small stains to the covers. Item #7254

Some of this information previously appeared in Musser's 'Truth' magazine. Joseph Musser (1872-1954) was a central figure in post manifesto LDS polygamous groups, and an early follower of Lorin Wooley and his claim to the Keys of the Priesthood. Musser was the leader at Short Creek during the raids. After his death his followers split, forming the U.E.P. (FLDS – Short Creek) and the A.U.B. (Allred group - Salt Lake County).

"The principle of Plural Marriage under divine regulation, has existed since the beginning of time. It is natural, logical and biological in its concepts. Antagonism to the principle results from ignorance of it and its purpose. Monogamy, in granting the male sexual freedom in the marriage relation while limiting such freedom to the female, has proved a signal failure. Motherhood is the paramount issue. Deprive woman the right to honorable motherhood and the purpose of creation is thwarted. Monogamy forces a certain percentage of women into celibacy against the injunction that she shall be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth." - from the Foreword.

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