Articles/Essays – Volume 24, No. 3

Self-Blame and the Manifesto

1991: Carmon Hardy, “Self-Blame and the Manifesto Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 24 No. 3 (1991): 43–57.

Before the Manifesto was first read in conference, members and church leaders fully believed in plural marriage as being a commandment from God. Once the Manifesto was read, over time members started wondering if it was because of their own actions that polygamy was no longer a commandment.