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The Kongolese Saint Anthony: Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita and the Antonian Movement, 1684-1706 / Edition 1
     

The Kongolese Saint Anthony: Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita and the Antonian Movement, 1684-1706 / Edition 1

by John Thornton
 

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ISBN-10: 0521596491

ISBN-13: 9780521596497

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita was 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

Overview

Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita was 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521596497
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
2ND, EXPANDED
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
461,626
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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