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The Kingdom of Matthias

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

by Paul E. Johnson

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages236
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Open LibraryOL7387702M
ISBN 100195098358
ISBN 109780195098358
OCLC/WorldCa34182610

The Kingdom of Matthias was one of the biggest and dramatic scandals of the nineteenth century. This narrative follows the lives of Elijah Pierson and Robert Matthews it becomes obvious there is a whole lot more happening than just the scandalous attractions that take place. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America by Johnson, Paul E., Wilentz, Sean and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at . The kingdom of Matthias. [Paul E Johnson; Sean Wilentz] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Paul E Johnson; Sean Wilentz. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number:

  The final page of the book gives it its most intriguing twist, connecting the Matthias cult to a famous civil rights icon. The Kingdom of Matthias deals with a very fringe group, but it does give you a glimpse of the hysteria involved in the 2nd Great Awakening and its offshoots/5(30). The book is a snapshot of one religious group during the early s that, though being the stuff of pure entertainment, has been all but forgotten. While the book is very isolated in its focus, it expands upon the world at the time by placing Matthias and his Kingdom in the context of their time period/5(3).


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The Kingdom of Matthias is about marginality, fantasy, commerce, sex, and the soul's hunger, and the classically American combustion of all of the above.

Johnson and Wilentz tell their strange story with compassion and with scholarly by: "The Kingdom of Matthias" by Paul Johnson and Sean Wilentz is an extraordinary study in what happens when enthusiastic religion and mental illness combine in one individual to tip him and his followers over into the unhealthiness of a personality cult/5(20).

Skillfully written, The Kingdom of Matthias covers the rise of Evangelicalism and the Finneyites, the transition to a The Kingdom of Matthias book based economy, political culture and class.

While the authors cover many themes in a relatively short book, they fail to offer a meaningful discussion of race/5. Robert Matthews, later Matthias, an impoverished carpenter who had beaten and abandoned his wife and children, engaged Pierson's interest and used his resources to start his own Kingdom, a communal patriarchy that advocated ``abundant'' food, naked bathing, wife-swapping, and complete : Paul E.

Johnson. The Kingdom of Matthias Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz Abstract. In the autumn ofNew York City was awash with rumors of a strange religious cult operating nearby, centered around a mysterious, self-styled prophet named Matthias. It was said that Matthias the Prophet was stealing money from one of his followers; then came reports of Author: Paul E.

Johnson. The Kingdom of Matthias tells the story of Robert Matthews, who later took on the name Matthias the Prophet. A religious charlatan in s New York, Matthews established a "Kingdom" of fanatical followers, causing a nationwide scandal. The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America Paul E.

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This page guide for “Kingdom Of Matthias” by Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 4 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

“The Kingdom of Matthias” by Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz tells us about Robert Matthews who would later refer to himself as “Matthias.” The authors used memoirs and stories from William Stone, Margaret Matthews, and Gilbert Vale to write this book.

More Essays: The kingdom of matthias: an analysis. Analysis of "The Kingdom of Matthias"This paper is based on an analysis of Johnson and Wilentz's "The Kingdom of Matthias". The paper will discuss the core theme of the book followed by an analysis of the impact of the Second Great Awakening on the lives of men and women and the society as a whole.

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‎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 t 2/5(1).

Matthias was a sensation in New York, the center of a scandal that the rest otthe book will cover in detail. Matthias also struck a chord With certain Americans fearful of change and the changing roles Of men and women. "The Kingdom of Matthias is as exciting as a novel: it has sex, a weird religious cult, a murder mystery, and an ending that is truly a surprise.

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by "Journal of Social History"; Sociology and social work Book reviews Books Printer Frien, articles and books. Kingdom of Matthias brynnmckin Some called him a madman, others viewed him as a prophet. The Kingdom of Matthias is the story of Robert Matthews who deems himself as ‘The Spirit of Truth” and persuades others to partake in his unorthodox beliefs (Wilent7 and Johnson, p.

5), During the first half of the 19th century many parts of The United States were in turmoil as the Second Great. The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America Paul E.

Johnson, Sean Wilentz Oxford University Press, USA, Apr 2, - History - pages. The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America by Paul E. Johnson. In the autumn ofNew York City was awash with rumors of a strange religious cult operating nearby, centered around a mysterious, self-styled prophet named Matthias.

The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of South Carolina and is the author of numerous books, including Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper and A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, Sean Wilentz is.In The Kingdom of Matthias, the distinguished historians Paul Johnson and Sean Wilentz brilliantly recapture this forgotten story, imbuing their richly researched account with the dramatic force of a novel.

In this book, the strange tale of Matthias the Prophet provides a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival.