Volume 40, No. 1
The Spring 2007 issue begins with "The Theology of Desire, Part 1" by Cetti Cherniak, which takes a look at sexuality and sexual expression from within the church, as well as theological and doctrinal versus social and cultural expectations. This is followed by William P. MacKinnon and his comprehensive look at the Utah War and it's legacy given sesquicentennial commemoration of the event. After this is a look at the FLDS and Louis J. Barlow, specifically their practice of arranged marriages, or "placement marriage" as they referred to it. Also included in this issue are several works of fiction and poetry, and a large selection of reviews.
The 1948 Secret Marriage of Louis J. Barlow: Origins of FLDS Placement MarriageMarianne T. Watson
2007: Marianne Watson, “The 1948 Secret Marriage of Louis J. Barlow: Origins of FLDS Placement Marriage” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 40 No.1 (2007): 83–136. Watson explains how the secret marriage of Louis J. Barlow to a 15-year-old girl caused a major rift among fundamentalists. Today’s fundamentalist members are still experiencing...