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

By: Johnson, Paul E. & Sean Wilentz

Price: $11.17

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12010

ISBN: 0195038274

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

0.75 x 8 x 5.75 Inches; In the autumn of 1834, New 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 lascivious sexualrelations, based on odd teachings of matched spirits, apostolic priesthoods, and the inferiority of women. View more info