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

Kingdom of Matthias : A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America (ISBN10: 0195098358; ISBN13: 9780195098358)
ISBN13: 978-0195098358
ISBN10: 0195098358

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195038279
ISBN10: 0195038274

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.
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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 94
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year Published: 1994
International: No

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