Zion in the Courts: A Legal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900

Zion in the Courts: A Legal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900

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Firmage, Edwin Brown; Mangrum, Richard Collin. Zion in the Courts: A Legal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900. University of Illinois Press, 1998. ISBN: 0252014987.

Blue cloth with dust jacket, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 pp., xvii., 430 clean pp., tight. Ex Bible college library with the standard markups. Very good in good dust-jacket. Hardcover.  [5135] 

"Drawing upon a broad range of generally unavailable church documents, the authors explore how the law was used against the Saints, how they evolved their own church legal system - preferring and urging it over the civil courts into the twentieth century. Essential reading for anyone who would wish to understand the impact of the Mormon concept of Zion on their Society." - Dean May.