Introduction; 1. A land in turmoil; 2. The rival kings; 3. Priests and witches in catholic Kongo; 4. The crisis in faith and force; 5. Saint Anthony arrives; 6. The saint and the kings; 7. Saint Anthony in sin and glory; 8. Facing the fire; 9. The war for peace; Appendix; Index.
The Kongolese Saint Anthony: Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita and the Antonian Movement, 1684-1706 / Edition 2by John Thornton
Pub. Date: 05/13/1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The story of Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita, a young Kongolese woman who in 1704 claimed to be possessed by St. Anthony, argued that Jesus was a Kongolese, criticized Italian Capuchin missionaries for not supporting black saints, and attempted to stop the devastating cycle of civil wars between contenders for the Kongolese throne. She was burned at the stake in 1706. Background information is supplied on Kongo, the development of Catholicism there, and the role of local warfare in the Atlantic slave trade.
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