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Kingdom of Matthias : A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America

Kingdom of Matthias : A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195038279

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ISBN13: 978-0195038279
ISBN10: 0195038274
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Edition/Copyright: 94
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1994
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Kingdom of Matthias : A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195038279

Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz

ISBN13: 978-0195038279
ISBN10: 0195038274
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 94
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 1994
International: No
Summary

This book is about Robert Matthews, who, in the 1830s in New York, "proclaimed himself to be the prophet Matthias. He became the center of a communal, patriarchal cult. . . . Matthias was eventually tried for the murder of a follower {merchant Elijah Pierson}." (Libr J)

Written by distinguished historians with the force of a novel, this book reconstructs the web of religious ecstasy, greed, and seduction within the cult of the Prophet Matthias in New York in 1834 and captures the heated atmosphere of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening. Illustrations.

Author Bio

Johnson, Paul E. : University of Utah

Paul E. Johnson is teaches history at the University of Utah, and is the author of A Shopkeeper's Millennium.


Wilentz, Sean : Princeton University

Sean Wilentz is Professor of History at Princeton University. An editor of Dissent, and a regular contributor to The New Republic, he is also the author of Chants Democratic.

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