Everything you need to understand or teach The Kingdom of Matthias by 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 1830s New York, Matthews established a "Kingdom" of fanatical followers, causing a nationwide scandal.
Matthews' most fervent follower was Elijah Pierson, who was born into a strict Calvinist church upbringing but who quickly got swept up in the evangelical, "perfectionist" movement upon his move to New York as...
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