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Historian Quinn, a former Brigham Young Univ. professor and now an independent scholar, has written a book that is nothing short of astonishing. Who could have possibly imagined the tolerance with which same-sex relationships were accepted by the Mormon Church, as recently as the 1940s? Quinn carefully sets the theoretical parameters of his work in the first chapters and then demonstrates, with thorough documentation, several examples of long-term relationships among Mormon same-sex couples and the environment in which they flourished. His extraordinary accomplishment is especially notable for the subtlety of his claims and the nuanced interpretation he gives them, all supported by exhaustive documentation. Strongly recommended for any collections interested in American history, religion, or queer studies.?David Azzolina, Univ. of Pennsylvania Libs., Philadelphia
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Nothing short of astonishing. . . . [Quinn's] extraordinary accomplishment is especially notable for the subtlety of his claims and . . . nuanced interpretation. -- Library Journal
Quinn's elegant book is a model of critical religious history. -- Publishers Weekly
Sterling scholarship, balanced interpretation, insightful analysis. . . . One of the most important studies to date on the topic of American sexuality. -- Anne M. Butler, Journal of American History
Thoroughly researched, comparative in approach, and subtly argued. . . . A valuable contribution to gay, lesbian, and gender studies. -- Richard D. Oueletter, Religious Studies Review
This book lacks any semblance of the real historical context in which the events took place in. While checking some of the references, I noticed that the author has... Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by Moose W.
Scholarly and exhaustive, this book will tell you more than you ever though possible about same sex couples in the 19th century LDS church. Read morePublished on June 23, 2008 by Jared Christopher McCann
The book is well researched and the writing for once isn't tedious, (good job Dr. Quinn). However, Quinn really strains it at times to prove his ideas. Read morePublished on May 25, 2000 by L. Troy Beals