The Bible & Polygamy. Does the Bible Sanction Polygamy? A Discussion Between Professor Orson Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Rev. Doctor J. P. Newman, Chaplain of the United States Senate, in the N
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: The Deseret News Steam Printing Establishment
Date Published: 1874
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 45803
99pp. Octavo [23 cm] Rust and black printed wraps. Very good. There is a small loss from the bottom fore edge corner of the front wrap. The paper of the spine has a 2" closed tear in the surface, and there are small losses from the paper at the spine ends. The rear wrap is detached at the base. The bottom fore edge corners of the pages are slightly dog-eared. Flake 6489.
Orson Pratt was an original member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. "I appear before this audience to discuss a subject that is certainly important to us, and no doubt is interesting to the country at large, namely: the subject of plurality of wives, or as the question is stated: 'Does the Bible sanction Polygamy?' I would state, by way of apology to the audience, that I have been unaccustomed nearly all my life, to debate. It is something new to me... But I feel great pleasure this afternoon in appearing before this audience for the purpose of examining the question under discussion. I shall simply read what is stated in the Bible, and make such remarks as I may consider proper upon the occasion."