Audiobooks The People’s Zion: Southern Africa, the United States, and a Transatlantic Faith-Healing Movement –

In The People S Zion, Joel Cabrita Tells The Transatlantic Story Of Southern Africa S Largest Popular Religious Movement, Zionism It Began In Zion City, A Utopian Community Established In Just North Of Chicago The Zionist Church, Which Promoted Faith Healing, Drew Tens Of Thousands Of Marginalized Americans From Across Racial And Class Divides It Also Sent Missionaries Abroad, Particularly To Southern Africa, Where Its Uplifting Spiritualism And Pan Racialism Resonated With Urban Working Class Whites And BlacksCirculated Throughout Southern Africa By Zion City S Missionaries And Literature, Zionism Thrived Among White And Black Workers Drawn To Johannesburg By The Discovery Of Gold As In Chicago, These Early Devotees Of Faith Healing Hoped For A Color Blind Society In Which They Could Acquire Equal Status And Purpose Amid Demoralizing Social And Economic Circumstances Defying Segregation And Later Apartheid, Black And White Zionists Formed A Uniquely Cosmopolitan Community That Played A Key Role In Remaking The Racial Politics Of Modern Southern AfricaConnecting Cities, Regions, And Societies Usually Considered In Isolation, Cabrita Shows How Zionists On Either Side Of The Atlantic Used The Democratic Resources Of Evangelical Christianity To Stake Out A Place Of Belonging Within Rapidly Changing Societies In Doing So, They Laid Claim To Nothing Less Than The Kingdom Of God Today, The Number Of American Zionists Is Small, But Thousands Of Independent Zionist Churches Counting Millions Of Members Still Dot The Southern African Landscape