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

By: Johnson, Paul EContributor(s): Wilentz, SeanMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2012Description: 1 online resource (253 p.)ISBN: 9780199917594Subject(s): Cults -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century | Impostors and imposture -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century | Kingdom of Matthias (Cult) -- Biography | Kingdom of Matthias (Cult) -- History | Matthews, Robert, b. 1788 | Sex customs -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century | Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Kingdom of Matthias : A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century AmericaDDC classification: 277.3/081/092 | 277.3081092 LOC classification: BR1718.M3 J64 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Prologue: Two Prophets at Kirtland; ONE: Elijah Pierson; TWO: Robert Matthews; THREE: The Kingdom; FOUR: The Downfall; Epilogue; Afterword; A Note on Sources; Notes; Acknowledgments
Summary: Paul Johnson and Sean Wilentz brilliantly recapture the forgotten story of Matthias the Prophet, imbuing their richly researched account with the dramatic force of a novel.In the hands of Johnson and Wilentz, the strange tale of Matthias opens a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements that swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. Into this teeming environment walked a down-and-out carpenter named Robert Matthews, who announced himself as Matthias, prophet of the G
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Cover; Contents; Prologue: Two Prophets at Kirtland; ONE: Elijah Pierson; TWO: Robert Matthews; THREE: The Kingdom; FOUR: The Downfall; Epilogue; Afterword; A Note on Sources; Notes; Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson and Sean Wilentz brilliantly recapture the forgotten story of Matthias the Prophet, imbuing their richly researched account with the dramatic force of a novel.In the hands of Johnson and Wilentz, the strange tale of Matthias opens a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements that swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. Into this teeming environment walked a down-and-out carpenter named Robert Matthews, who announced himself as Matthias, prophet of the G

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Robert sean Wilentz was born in 1951 in New York City. He earned his first B.A. from Colunbia University in 1972 and his second from Oxford University in 1974 on a Kellett Fellowship. He continued his education at Yale University where he earned his M.A. degree in 1975 and his PhD. in 1980. His writings are focused on the importance of class and race in the early national period. He has also co-authored books on nineteenth-century religion and working class life. His book The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, won the Bancroft Prize. He has also written about modern U.S. history in his book, The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008. He has been the Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor of History at Princeton University since 1979. Robert Wilentz is also a contributing editor at The New Republic. He writes on music, the arts, history and politics. He received a Grammy nomination and a 2005 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for musical commentary on the musician Bob Dylan.

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