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Zion City, Illinois : twentieth-century utopia

Author: Philip L Cook
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1996.
Series: Utopianism and communitarianism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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John Alexander Dowie's religious utopia, Zion City, Illinois, emerged in 1901 midway between Chicago and Milwaukee on Lake Michigan's shoreline as one of the largest undertakings of its kind during the late nineteenth century. From its beginnings in Chicago in the late 1890s, Zion City was the natural outgrowth of Dowie's fertile imagination for the establishment of a Christian community and a movement he believed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
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Cook, Philip L.
Zion City, Illinois.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)603862544
Online version:
Cook, Philip L.
Zion City, Illinois.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)607746134
Named Person: John Alexander Dowie; John Alexander Dowie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip L Cook
ISBN: 0815626215 9780815626213 0815603495 9780815603498 0815626789 9780815626787
OCLC Number: 33105043
Description: xii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. John Alexander Dowie: A Minister of Healing --
2. Dowie's Holy War in Chicago: The Birth of a Vision --
3. The Promised Land: Zion, the City of God --
4. Possessing the Land: "We're Marching to Zion" --
5. Restoring All Things: Zion's Prophet Elijah --
6. Building for the Lord: Zion's Growth --
7. Christian Cooperation: Zion's Economy --
8. Loving Thy Neighbor: Race and War --
9. A Theocracy of the Heart: Zion's Political Order --
10. Holy Living: Community and Family Life --
11. "Christ Is All and in All": Cultural Life --
12. "Go Forward O Zion": Missions and the New York Crusade --
13. Serving Mammon: Economic Difficulties --
14. Visions of Grandeur: The First Apostle --
15. Powers of Darkness: Disaffection and Decline --
16. Whom to Trust: Deposing the Theocrat --
17. Many Shepherds: Zion after Dowie.
Series Title: Utopianism and communitarianism.
Responsibility: Philip L. Cook.

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This is a treatment of Zion City, an Illinois Christian communal society, and its founder, John Alexander Dowie, on the eve of its centennial.  Read more...

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