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Author Thornton, John K. (John Kelly), 1949-

Title The Kongolese Saint Anthony [electronic resource] : Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita and the Antonian movement, 1684-1706 / John K. Thornton.

Imprint Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 228 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Publisher description: This book tells the story of the Christian religious movement led by Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita in the Kingdom of Kongo from 1704 until her death, by burning at the stake, in 1706. Beatriz, a young woman, claimed to be possessed by St Anthony, argued that Jesus was a Kongolese, and criticized Italian Capuchin missionaries in her country for not supporting black saints. The movement was largely a peace movement, with a following among the common people, attempting to stop the devastating cycle of civil wars between contenders for the Kongolese throne. Thornton supplies background information on the Kingdom, the development of Catholicism in Kongo since 1491, the nature and role of local warfare in the Atlantic slave trade, and contemporary everyday life, as well as sketching the lives of some local personalities.
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Subject Vita, Beatriz Kimpa, -1706.
Anthony, of Padua, Saint, 1195-1231 -- Cult -- Kongo Kingdom.
Anthony, of Padua, Saint, 1195-1231.
Vita, Beatriz Kimpa, -1706.
Antoine de Padoue (saint ; 1195?-1231) -- Culte -- Kongo (Royaume)
Kimpa Vita, (1685?-1706)
Vita, Beatriz Kimpa.
Kongo Kingdom -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Christian biography -- Kongo Kingdom.
Christianity and politics -- Kongo Kingdom -- History -- 18th century.
Christianity and politics -- Catholic Church -- History -- 18th century.
Kongo Kingdom -- Church history -- 18th century.
Chronological Term 1700 - 1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Church history.
Other Form: Print version: Thornton, John K. (John Kelly), 1949- Kongolese Saint Anthony. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998 9780521593700 (DLC) 97046097 (OCoLC)38438708
ISBN 9781139939294 (electronic bk.)
1139939297 (electronic bk.)
9780511572791 (electronic bk.)
0511572794 (electronic bk.)