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The people's Zion : southern Africa, the United States, and a transatlantic faith-healing movement

Author: Joel Cabrita
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Until now, the remarkable transatlantic story of Southern Africa's largest popular religious phenomenon has never been told. The People's Zion is the history of the Zionist movement: a vast federation of thousands of African churches which identifies itself with the original faith-healing 'Zionist' church founded in the American Midwest (unrelated to Jewish Zionism). The story starts when Zionists in Chicago -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Cabrita
ISBN: 9780674737785 0674737784
OCLC Number: 1002826260
Description: 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Temperance, divine healing and urban reform in nineteenth-century Australia --
Christian cosmopolitanism and Zion City in the American midwest --
Unity and division in early twentieth-century Johannesburg and in transatlantic Zion --
Zion's egalitarian promises in the Transvaal and Orange River colonies, South Africa --
Sectarian creativity and populist prophets in interwar Johannesburg --
Cosmopolitanism, ethnicity and migrant labor networks in southern African Zion --
Youthful reformers and the politics of bible schools in the kingdom of Swaziland.
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Joel Cabrita tells the story of Zionism, which began in a utopian community near Chicago in 1900. Its faith-healing spiritualism, uplifting pan-racialism, and missionary zeal resonated with  Read more...

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Drawing on archives in South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, and Illinois, this remarkable book tells an altogether unlikely story. It features an Australian preacher who, in the late nineteenth century, Read more...

 
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