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The People’s Zion

Southern Africa, the United States, and a Transatlantic Faith-Healing Movement

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674737785

Publication Date: 06/11/2018


368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 halftones, 2 maps

Belknap Press


  • Map of the United States, with Australia Inset
  • Map of Southern Africa
  • Introduction: The People’s Zion
  • 1. Temperance, Divine Healing, and Urban Reform in Nineteenth-Century Australia
  • 2. Christian Cosmopolitanism and Zion City in the American Midwest
  • 3. Unity and Division in Early Twentieth-Century Johannesburg and in Transatlantic Zion
  • 4. Zion’s Egalitarian Promises in the Transvaal and Orange River Colonies, South Africa
  • 5. Sectarian Creativity and Populist Prophets in Interwar Johannesburg
  • 6. Cosmopolitanism, Ethnicity, and Migrant Labor Networks in Southern African Zion
  • 7. Youthful Reformers and the Politics of Bible Schools in the Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Afterword: Zion and Pentecost
  • Appendix 1: Interviews
  • Appendix 2: List of Primary Sources
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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