Essay Analysis Of The Kingdom Of Mat

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Analysis Of The Kingdom Of Mat In order to understand the ramifications of Matthias's formation of his kingdom, the social,financial, ethnic, and sexual conditions of the times must be realized as the catalysts that cause the cults to form. A whole series of evangelic congregations appeared in the early decades of the nineteenth century in order to serve the poor, the emotionally needy, those barred from the new prosperousness, hopefulness, forbearance, personal freedom and sensible thought of the business classes. Combining good narrative skills,excellent characterization, and historic detail, Johnson and Wilentz recreate the engaging tale of a hypocritical prophet and his erroneous followers in New York during the eighteen twenties…show more content…
It was Sarah's connection as a perfectionist reformer to Frances Folger that led to the meeting with Ann Folger and becoming extreme perfectionists. As Elijah began experiencing his conversations with holy spirit, they helped form the Retrenchment society and Elijah's mental weakening that made him susceptible to Matthias. But most importantly it was Sarah's death and failed resurrection that led Elijah's own descent into lunacy and his eventual death. However, as large as the role of women is in this book because of all the changes that were made socially in that time; overall the market revolution with its dispersion of skilled artisans and the increase in out workers and factory workers played a huge role in the history of the kingdom. As Matthias was a carpenter he saved his money, and after he was accused of assaulting a girl he returned to Coila in eighteen twelve were Robert Thompson helped him open a business that was successful. However, as Matthew's began to bring in small parts of big city luxury to Coila and as the small town experienced them and began to be apart of the market revolution, Matthews overextended his resources, losing his shirt to the bank. Even as the market expanded and Pearl street became a booming commerce area, Matthews

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