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Dowie, John Alexander

John Alexander Dowie (dou´ē), 1847–1907, founder of the Christian Catholic Church, b. Scotland. He emigrated (1860) to Australia, where he was ordained as a Congregational minister. Dowie's teaching included belief in the healing of disease by prayer, and he founded the International Divine Healing Association. Dowie went to the United States in 1888; he founded his church in Chicago in 1896. In 1901, Dowie established Zion, Ill., which was composed of his followers and governed by special regulations laid down by him. Soon his administration was under criticism, and in 1905 he was deposed.

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Dowie, John Alexander

Dowie, John Alexander (1847–1907). Founder of the ‘Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion’. An Australian Congregational minister, he moved to the USA in 1888 after a personal healing experience. There he established divine healing homes, and then in 1896 his own healing and adventist church in Chicago. A continuing community of several thousand includes some Navajo Indians, but the Church no longer rules Zion City as a theocracy.

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