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Christian Polygyny : Polygyny in the Christian Era

Path: Behaviour change and sustainability Christian Polygyny


Polygyny was still acceptable among the Israelites in the days of Yeshua the Messiah. In one of his most famous parables, Yeshua uses a plural wedding:

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. (Matthew 25:1-12)

Martin Luther, recognizing that Jesus (Yeshua) did not condemn and may have subtly condoned polygyny, later declared Polygyny to be an acceptable Christian practice.

 

Plural Marriage for Our Times: A Reinvented Option? [Paperback]
Philip L. Kilbride (Author)

Book Description: Publication Date: October 21, 1994

Polygyny, or one man having several wives, is the preferred marriage pattern in most parts of the nonwestern world, although most men cannot afford more than one wife. Polyandry, in which one woman has more than one husband, is quite rare in its classic form. Various types of plural marriage such as these are surfacing in western countries as viable alternatives and positive options to economic and spiritual crisis. Kilbride explores these new varieties of family as he finds them in the United States among Mormons, African Americans, and New Age spiritual communes. His comparisons with European and African practices shed light on the renewed possibility of security and caregiving for our dependent generation who are at risk and who are suffering from fractured family relationships around the globe.

Plural Marriage for Our Times: A Reinvented Option?

Plural Marriage for Our Times



Plural Marriage for Our Times: A Reinvented Option?

 

Polygamy: A Cross-Cultural Analysis [Paperback]
Miriam Koktvedgaard Zeitzen (Author)

Book Description: Release date: August 5, 2008

Forms of plural marriage, or polygamy, are practiced within most of the world's cultures and religions. The amazing variation, versatility and adaptability of polygamy underscore that it is not just an exotic non-Western practice, but also exists in modern Western societies.

Polygamy: A Cross-Cultural Analysis provides an examination and analysis of historical and contemporary polygamy. It outlines polygamy's place in anthropological theory and its rich socio-cultural diversity in countries ranging from the US and UK to Malaysia, India, regions of Africa and Tibet.The book also addresses often difficult and controversial issues facing modern polygamists such as prejudice, HIV/AIDS and women's emancipation.

Polygamy: A Cross-Cultural Analysis offers an anthropological overview of the fascinating yet often misunderstood institution of polygamy.

Polygamy: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

Polygamy: A Cross-Cultural Analysis



Polygamy: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

 

Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues [Paperback]
Cardell Jacobson (Editor), Lara Burton (Editor)

Book Description: Publication Date: March 9, 2011

Few people realize that polygamy continues to exist in the United States. Thus, world-wide attention focused on the State of Texas in 2008 as agents surrounded the compound of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) and took custody of more than 400 children. Several members of this schismatic religious group, whose women adorned themselves in "prairie dresses," admitted to practicing polygamy. The state justified the raid on charges that underage marriage was being forced on young women. A year later, however, all but one of the children had been returned to their parents and only ten men were charged with crimes, some barely related to the original charges. This book reveals the history, culture, and sometimes an insider's look at the polygamous groups located primarily in the western parts of the United States.

The contributors to this volume are historians, anthropologists, and sociologists familiar with the various groups. A legal scholar also addresses the legality of the Texas raid and a geneticist examines the paternity issues. Together, these authors provide a much needed understanding of the surprisingly large number of groups and individuals who live a quiet polygamous life style in the United States.

Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues

Modern Polygamy in the United States



Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues

 

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