By the way, Joseph Smith, bless his heart, was also a philanderer. Caught in the act of adultery, he had an epiphanic "revelation" that God wanted his chosen people (all male) to have multiple wives. Convenient. After Smith's death, Brigham Young carried the revelation to Utah and engaged in it enthusiastically. Mormons have been revising their theology ever since, as needed. I don't think Givens attempt to frame Mormon theology in the current preferred set of principle is valid. They don't quite match what I learned as a child.
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