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The Kingdom of Matthias

The Kingdom of Matthias Book
Author : Paul E. Johnson,Sean Wilentz
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012-04-02
ISBN : 0199939128
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 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 God of the Jews. His hypnotic personality drew in a cast of unforgettable characters--the meekly devout businessman Elijah Pierson, who once tried to raise his late wife from the dead; the young attractive Christian couple, Benjamin Folger and his wife Ann (who seduced the woman-hating Prophet); and the shrewd ex-slave Isabella Van Wagenen, regarded by some as "the most wicked of the wicked." None was more colorful than the Prophet himself, a bearded, thundering tyrant who gathered his followers into an absolutist household, using their money to buy an elaborate, eccentric wardrobe, and reordering their marital relations. By the time the tensions within the kingdom exploded into a clash with the law, Matthias had become a national scandal.

The Kingdom of Matthias

The Kingdom of Matthias Book
Author : Paul E. Johnson,Sean Wilentz
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1994-04-28
ISBN : 9780199880089
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 sexual relations, based on odd teachings of matched spirits, apostolic priesthoods, and the inferiority of women. At its climax, the rumors transformed into legal charges, as the Prophet was arrested for the murder of a once highly-regarded Christian gentleman who had fallen under his sway. By the time the story played out, it became one of the nation's first penny-press sensations, casting a peculiar but revealing light on the sexual and spiritual tensions of the day. 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 known as the Second Great Awakening--movements which 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 God of the Jews. His hypnotic spell drew in a cast of unforgettable characters--the meekly devout businessman Elijah Pierson, who once tried to raise his late wife from the dead; the young attractive Christian couple, Benjamin Folger and his wife Ann (who seduced the woman-hating Prophet); and the shrewd ex-slave Isabella Van Wagenen, regarded by some as "the most wicked of the wicked." None was more colorful than the Prophet himself, a bearded, thundering tyrant who gathered his followers into an absolutist household, using their money to buy an elaborate, eccentric wardrobe, and reordering their marital relations. By the time the tensions within the kingdom exploded into a clash with the law, Matthias had become a national scandal. In the hands of Johnson and Wilentz, the strange tale of the Prophet and his kingdom comes vividly to life, recalling scenes from recent experiences at Jonestown and Waco. They also reveal much about a formative period in American history, showing the connections among rapid economic change, sex and race relations, politics, popular culture, and the rich varieties of American religious experience.

The Kingdom of Matthias

The Kingdom of Matthias Book
Author : Paul E. Johnson,Sean Wilentz
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1995-08-03
ISBN : 9780195098358
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book brings to life the spiritual and sexual tensions of mid-19th-century America through the sensational and unforgettable story of the cult of Matthias.

The Kingdom of Matthias

The Kingdom of Matthias Book
Author : Paul E. Johnson,Sean Wilentz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-12-04
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Kingdom of Matthias book written by Paul E. Johnson,Sean Wilentz, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Matthias and the Kingdom of Kush

Matthias and the Kingdom of Kush Book
Author : Don Schofield
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2021-06-23
ISBN : 1098093194
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jesus, Son of God, walked among us until betrayed by one of the twelve. This novel is the telling of the journey undertaken by the disciple Matthias, the man chosen to pick up the mantel discarded by Judas, and to bring the message of Christ to the remote African kingdom known as Kush, a land of beliefs as ingrained as those of Rome and Egypt. Although Matthias never fully understood the reasoning behind his selection to carry out such an important task, he undertook his mission willingly and, as a result, helped to convert a civilization.

Fourierist Communities of Reform

Fourierist Communities of Reform Book
Author : Amy Hart
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-07-23
ISBN : 3030683567
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the intersections between nineteenth-century social reform movements in the United States. Delving into the little-known history of women who joined income-sharing communities during the 1840s, this book uses four community case studies to examine social activism within communal environments. In a period when women faced legal and social restrictions ranging from coverture to slavery, the emergence of residential communities designed by French utopian writer, Charles Fourier, introduced spaces where female leadership and social organization became possible. Communitarian women helped shape the ideological underpinnings of some of the United States’ most enduring and successful reform efforts, including the women’s rights movement, the abolition movement, and the creation of the Republican Party. Dr. Hart argues that these movements were intertwined, with activists influencing multiple organizations within unexpected settings.

God s Country Uncle Sam s Land

God s Country  Uncle Sam s Land Book
Author : Todd M. Kerstetter
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0252030389
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While many studies of religion in the West have focused on the region's diversity, freedom, and individualism, Todd M. Kerstetter brings together the three most glaring exceptions to those rules to explore the boundaries of tolerance as enforced by society and the U.S. government.God's Country, Uncle Sam's Landanalyzes Mormon history from the Utah Expedition and Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857 through subsequent decades of federal legislative and judicial actions aimed at ending polygamy and limiting church power. It also focuses on the Lakota Ghost Dancers and the Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota (1890), and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas (1993). In sharp contrast to the mythic image of the West as the "Land of the Free," these three tragic episodes reveal the West as a cultural battleground--in the words of one reporter, "a collision of guns, God, and government." Kerstetter asks important questions about what happens when groups with a deep trust in their differing inner truths meet, and he exposes the religious motivations behind government policies that worked to alter Mormonism and extinguish Native American beliefs.

Historical Dictionary of Utopianism

Historical Dictionary of Utopianism Book
Author : James Matthew Morris,Andrea L. Kross
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780810849129
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Dictionary provides a wide range of coverage on a topic that has played a significant role in human society, from the early theoreticians and thinkers who proposed republican, democratic, and authoritarian innovations; to those who sought equality of classes, races, and g...

Mighty Change Tall Within

Mighty Change  Tall Within Book
Author : Myra B. Young Armstead
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2003-02-06
ISBN : 9780791456712
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A history of African American presence in the Hudson Valley region from the colonial period to the present.

Sojourner Truth s America

Sojourner Truth s America Book
Author : Margaret Washington
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 2011-04-21
ISBN : 9780252093746
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This fascinating biography tells the story of nineteenth-century America through the life of one of its most charismatic and influential characters: Sojourner Truth. In an in-depth account of this amazing activist, Margaret Washington unravels Sojourner Truth's world within the broader panorama of African American slavery and the nation's most significant reform era. Born into bondage among the Hudson Valley Dutch in Ulster County, New York, Isabella was sold several times, married, and bore five children before fleeing in 1826 with her infant daughter one year before New York slavery was abolished. In 1829, she moved to New York City, where she worked as a domestic, preached, joined a religious commune, and then in 1843 had an epiphany. Changing her name to Sojourner Truth, she began traveling the country as a champion of the downtrodden and a spokeswoman for equality by promoting Christianity, abolitionism, and women's rights. Gifted in verbal eloquence, wit, and biblical knowledge, Sojourner Truth possessed an earthy, imaginative, homespun personality that won her many friends and admirers and made her one of the most popular and quoted reformers of her times. Washington's biography of this remarkable figure considers many facets of Sojourner Truth's life to explain how she became one of the greatest activists in American history, including her African and Dutch religious heritage; her experiences of slavery within contexts of labor, domesticity, and patriarchy; and her profoundly personal sense of justice and intuitive integrity. Organized chronologically into three distinct eras of Truth's life, Sojourner Truth's America examines the complex dynamics of her times, beginning with the transnational contours of her spirituality and early life as Isabella and her embroilments in legal controversy. Truth's awakening during nineteenth-century America's progressive surge then propelled her ascendancy as a rousing preacher and political orator despite her inability to read and write. Throughout the book, Washington explores Truth's passionate commitment to family and community, including her vision for a beloved community that extended beyond race, gender, and socioeconomic condition and embraced a common humanity. For Sojourner Truth, the significant model for such communalism was a primitive, prophetic Christianity. Illustrated with dozens of images of Truth and her contemporaries, Sojourner Truth's America draws a delicate and compelling balance between Sojourner Truth's personal motivations and the influences of her historical context. Washington provides important insights into the turbulent cultural and political climate of the age while also separating the many myths from the facts concerning this legendary American figure.

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth Book
Author : Geoffrey M. Horn
Publisher : Crabtree Publishing Company
Release : 2009-08
ISBN : 9780778748243
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents the life and accomplishments of Sojourner Truth, from her early life as a slave to her role as advocate for both the abolitionist and the suffragist movement.

The Color of Christ

The Color of Christ Book
Author : Edward J. Blum,Paul Harvey
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2012-09-21
ISBN : 0807837377
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How is it that in America the image of Jesus Christ has been used both to justify the atrocities of white supremacy and to inspire the righteousness of civil rights crusades? In The Color of Christ, Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey weave a tapestry of American dreams and visions--from witch hunts to web pages, Harlem to Hollywood, slave cabins to South Park, Mormon revelations to Indian reservations--to show how Americans remade the Son of God visually time and again into a sacred symbol of their greatest aspirations, deepest terrors, and mightiest strivings for racial power and justice. The Color of Christ uncovers how, in a country founded by Puritans who destroyed depictions of Jesus, Americans came to believe in the whiteness of Christ. Some envisioned a white Christ who would sanctify the exploitation of Native Americans and African Americans and bless imperial expansion. Many others gazed at a messiah, not necessarily white, who was willing and able to confront white supremacy. The color of Christ still symbolizes America's most combustible divisions, revealing the power and malleability of race and religion from colonial times to the presidency of Barack Obama.

Women Gays and the Constitution

Women  Gays  and the Constitution Book
Author : David A. J. Richards
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 1998-07-20
ISBN : 0226712079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this remarkable study, David A. J. Richards combines an interpretive history of culture and law, political philosophy, and constitutional analysis to explain the background, development, and growing impact of two of the most important and challenging human rights movements of our time, feminism and gay rights. Richards argues that both movements are extensions of rights-based dissent, rooted in antebellum abolitionist feminism that condemned both American racism and sexism. He sees the progressive role of such radical dissent as an emancipated moral voice in the American constitutional tradition. He examines the role of dissident African Americans, Jews, women, and homosexuals in forging alternative visions of rights-based democracy. He also draws special attention to Walt Whitman's visionary poetry, showing how it made space for the silenced and subjugated voices of homosexuals in public and private culture. According to Richards, contemporary feminism rediscovers and elaborates this earlier tradition. And, similarly, the movement for gay rights builds upon an interpretation of abolitionist feminism developed by Whitman in his defense, both in poetry and prose, of love between men. Richards explores Whitman's impact on pro-gay advocates, including John Addington Symonds, Havelock Ellis, Edward Carpenter, Oscar Wilde, and André Gide. He also discusses other diverse writers and reformers such as Margaret Sanger, Franz Boas, Elizabeth Stanton, W. E. B. DuBois, and Adrienne Rich. Richards addresses current controversies such as the exclusion of homosexuals from the military and from the right to marriage and concludes with a powerful defense of the struggle for such constitutional rights in terms of the principles of rights-based feminism.

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth Book
Author : Isabelle Kinnard Richman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-28
ISBN : 1136175156
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although Sojourner Truth was born into bondage and oppression, in liberation she emerged as a leader in the most radical causes of her era. She travelled the country as an outspoken and riveting presence, battling for the abolition of slavery and for women’s suffrage. While her role in these movements has been well-documented, biographers have frequently overlooked the influence of religion in Truth’s life. A participant in a number of the most significant religious movements of her day, including the Methodist Perfectionists, the Kingdom of Matthias, the Utopians, and the Spiritualists, Truth drew her notions of justice from religion. Sojourner Truth: Prophet of Social Justice provides a concise biography of this important figure, integrating her religious life in ways that shed light on Truth’s work and the religious movements of her day. Accompanied by primary source documents including political records, speech transcripts, and selections from her autobiography, Richman's biography provides a rich and accessible narrative of Truth's life and legacy.

Speculative Biography

Speculative Biography Book
Author : Donna Lee Brien,Kiera Lindsey
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-09-30
ISBN : 1000454738
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While speculation has always been crucial to biography, it has often been neglected, denied or misunderstood. This edited collection brings together a group of international biographers to discuss how, and why, each uses speculation in their work; whether this is to conceptualise a project in its early stages, work with scanty or deliberately deceptive sources, or address issues associated with shy or stubborn subjects. After defining the role of speculation in biography, the volume offers a series of work-in-progress case studies that discuss the challenges biographers encounter and address in their work. In addition to defining the ‘speculative spectrum’ within the biographical endeavour, the collection offers a lexicon of new terms to describe different types of biographical speculation, and more deeply engage with the dynamic interplay between research, subjectivity and that which Natalie Zemon Davis dubbed ‘informed imagination’. By mapping the field of speculative biography, the collection demonstrates that speculation is not only innate to biographical practice but also key to rendering the complex mystery of biographical subjects, be they human, animal or even metaphysical.

Black Utopias

Black Utopias Book
Author : Jayna Brown
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2021-02-05
ISBN : 1478021233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Black Utopias Jayna Brown looks to utopia as a way of exploring new states of being, doing, and imagining in Black culture. Brown uses the lives and work of Black women mystics Sojourner Truth and Rebecca Cox Jackson, musicians Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra, and speculative fiction writers Samuel Delany and Octavia Butler to develop a concept of utopia that radically refuses the terms of liberal humanism. For Brown, utopia consists of those moments in the here and now when Black people—untethered from the hope of rights, recognition, or redress—celebrate themselves as elements in a cosmic effluvium. In such moments, musical, literary, and mystic practices become utopian enclaves in which Black people can take part in modes of alternative worldmaking. Brown demonstrates that engaging in such practices gives Black people the power to destabilize humanism and to create new genres of existence and models of collectivity.

Utopias and Utopians

Utopias and Utopians Book
Author : Richard C.S. Trahair
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-31
ISBN : 1135947732
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Utopian ventures are worth close attention, to help us understand why some succeed and others fail, for they offer hope for an improved life on earth. Utopias and Utopians is a comprehensive guide to utopian communities and their founders. Some works look at literary utopias or political utopias, etc., and others examine the utopias of only one country: this work examines utopias from antiquity to the present and surveys utopian efforts around the world. Of more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries roughly half are descriptions of utopian ventures; the other half are biographies of those who were involved. Entries are followed by a list of sources and a general bibliography concludes the volume.

Word and Questions to White America What Black Birthright Citizens Want

Word and Questions to White America  What Black Birthright Citizens Want Book
Author : Pharaoh X Amanserpritefrimacrelo
Publisher : Warren Williams
Release : 2020-07-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pharaoh X Amanserpritefrimacrelo provides a workbook for America to define comprehend and resolve conflicts and problems related to racism. With Word of pain grief rage and protest, questions to stir emotions and focus minds and links to online research this book offers readers with insights to comprehend Blacks Americans demands of White Americans and themselves. The Author challenges every person to self examine and commit to end the persisting unwanted intolerable Black Holocaust. Pharaoh introduces a new genre of writing. A writing style with a heart and soul of free conscience thought born out of spirituality anguish frustration distress meditation fear and concern. 'Word and Questions to White America: What Black Birthright Citizens Want' presents insightful ways and means for the nation and the world to end and prevent racist crimes on Black Humanity with focus for peace and prioritizing quality living for all This is a manual calling for social balance that offers ancient methods of civilizing contemporary societies with possible universal original solutions to right the world to prevent senseless violence, misuse and excesses use of firearms and save and enhance lives to better the world and our human experience of life.

Fox s Book of Martyrs

Fox s Book of Martyrs Book
Author : John Foxe
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1851
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Fox s Book of Martyrs book written by John Foxe, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Belabored Professions

Belabored Professions Book
Author : Xiomara Santamarina
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2006-05-18
ISBN : 9780807877005
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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According to nineteenth-century racial uplift ideology, African American women served their race best as reformers and activists, or as "doers of the word." In Belabored Professions, Xiomara Santamarina examines the autobiographies of four women who diverged from that ideal and defended the legitimacy of their self-supporting wage labor. Santamarina focuses on The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, Eliza Potter's A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life, Harriet Wilson's Our Nig, and Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the Scenes. She argues that beyond black reformers' calls for abolitionist work, these former slaves and freeborn black women wrote about their own overlooked or disparaged work as socially and culturally valuable to the nation. They promoted the status of wage labor as a mark of self-reliance and civic virtue when many viewed African American working women as "drudges." As Santamarina demonstrates, these texts offer modern readers new perspectives on the emergence of the vital African American autobiographical tradition, dramatizing the degree to which black working women participated in and shaped American rhetorics of labor, race, and femininity.