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The finger of God : Enoch Mgijima, the Israelites, and the Bulhoek massacre in South Africa

Author: Robert R Edgar
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Reconsiderations in southern African history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book analyzes the South African government's 1921 massacre of Enoch Mgijima's "Israelites," who refused to vacate land on which they were waiting for the end of the world, as both a signal event in South African history and an example of government conflicts with millennial movements worldwide."--Publisher's summary.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Enoch Mgijima
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Edgar
ISBN: 9780813941028 0813941024
OCLC Number: 1010957068
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The promised land --
The prophet's call --
The making of a massacre --
When people rally round the word of God --
The Bulhoek aftermath --
The lost ark.
Series Title: Reconsiderations in southern African history.
Responsibility: Robert R. Edgar.

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On the morning of May 24, 1921, a force of eight hundred white policemen and soldiers confronted an African prophet, Enoch Mgijima, and some three thousand of his followers. In the event that has  Read more...

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This is a remarkable book. Robert Edgar began researching this work on the Israelite Movement when he was a graduate student and has devoted much of his professional life to examining its origins, Read more...

 
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