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

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

by Paul E. Johnson, Sean Wilentz
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The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America by Paul E. Johnson, Sean Wilentz

Written by distinguished historians with the force of a novel, this book reconstructs the web of religious ecstacy, 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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ISBN-13: 9780199880089
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/28/1994
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Paul E. Johnson 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, 1815-1837. Sean Wilentz is George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Princeton University. He is the author of Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1950 and The Rise of Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, among other titles.

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The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I see
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Love-2-Learn More than 1 year ago
I would not call this a worthy school sanctioned history text - its appeal lay in the sex, which I find inappropriate for a school setting. It does include a discourse on the rise of sensational media reporting in the ending chapter, a fact that makes it interesting for any journalism major.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago