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Prophet Harris, the ʻBlack Elijahʼ of West Africa

Author: David A Shank; Jocelyn Murray
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1994.
Series: Studies on religion in Africa, 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive study of West Africa's famed Prophet Harris exploits unused sources, revealing Bible-inspired messianism as the source of massive religious innovation and modernization, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Church history
Biography
Named Person: William Wade Harris; William Wade Harris; William Wade Harris; William Wade Harris
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Shank; Jocelyn Murray
ISBN: 9004099808 9789004099807
ISSN:0169-9814
OCLC Number: 30667747
Description: xv, 309 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The Historical Mission of the Prophet Harris --
Ch. 1. The prophetic mission of William Wade Harris --
Pt. 2. The Making of the Prophet --
Ch. 2. The roots of the Prophet Harris --
Ch. 3. Preprophetic adulthood, I: 1881-1899 --
Ch. 4. Preprophetic adulthood, II: 1899-1910 --
Ch. 5. The trance-visitation of 1910 --
Pt. 3. Prophetic Thought Patterns --
Ch. 6. Biblical eschatology: the key to Harris's patterns of thought --
Ch. 7. Patterns in Biblical understanding --
Ch. 8. "Spiritual" phenomena as thought patterns --
Ch. 9. Symbolic patterns --
Ch. 10. The prophetic word --
Ch. 11. Patterns of thought relating to missions and churches --
Ch. 12. Patterns of thought relating to colonial administration and political government --
Ch. 13. Post-Scriptum.
Series Title: Studies on religion in Africa, 10.
Responsibility: by David A. Shank ; abridged by Jocelyn Murray.

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/32763058#Organization\/harris_church_cote_d_ivoire<\/a>> # Harris Church (C\u00F4te d\'Ivoire)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Harris Church (C\u00F4te d\'Ivoire)<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/32763058#Person\/harris_william_wade<\/a>> # William Wade Harris<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Harris<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"William Wade<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"William Wade Harris<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/32763058#Place\/cote_d_ivoire<\/a>> # C\u00F4te d\'Ivoire<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"C\u00F4te d\'Ivoire<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/32763058#Place\/leiden<\/a>> # Leiden<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Leiden<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/32763058#Series\/studies_on_religion_in_africa<\/a>> # Studies on religion in Africa ;<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:PublicationSeries<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/30667747<\/a>> ; # Prophet Harris, the \u02BBBlack Elijah\u02BC of West Africa<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Studies on religion in Africa ;<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/32763058#Topic\/prophets_cote_d_ivoire<\/a>> # Prophets--C\u00F4te d\'Ivoire<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85107528<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Prophets--C\u00F4te d\'Ivoire<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/classification\/BV3785<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/ne<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\ndcterms:identifier<\/a> \"ne<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1079211<\/a>> # Prophets<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Prophets<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1219323<\/a>> # C\u00F4te d\'Ivoire.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"C\u00F4te d\'Ivoire.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/859685<\/a>> # Christianity and other religions<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Christianity and other religions<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/143226063<\/a>> # Harris Church (C\u00F4te d\'Ivoire)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Harris Church (C\u00F4te d\'Ivoire)<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/204641491<\/a>> # William Wade Harris<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Harris<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"William Wade<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"William Wade Harris<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/48073895<\/a>> # Jocelyn Murray<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1929<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Murray<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Jocelyn<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Jocelyn Murray<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/issn\/0169-9814<\/a>> # Studies of religion in Africa,<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:PublicationSeries<\/a>, schema:Periodical<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/30667747<\/a>> ; # Prophet Harris, the \u02BBBlack Elijah\u02BC of West Africa<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:issn<\/a> \"0169-9814<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Studies of religion in Africa,<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/30667747#PublicationEvent\/leiden_new_york_e_j_brill_1994<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:PublicationEvent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:location<\/a> <http:\/\/dbpedia.org\/resource\/New_York_City<\/a>> ; # New York<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:location<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/32763058#Place\/leiden<\/a>> ; # Leiden<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:organizer<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/32763058#Agent\/e_j_brill<\/a>> ; # E.J. Brill<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:startDate<\/a> \"1994<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

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