John Alexander Dowie

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John Alexander Dowie
John Alexander Dowie as Elijah the Restorer - portrait.jpg

As Elijah the Restorer, c. 1904

Alias(es) "Elijah the Restorer"
Born 25 May 1847(1847-05-25)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 9 March 1907 (59)
Zion, Illinois
Burial Lake Mound Cemetery, Zion, IL [1]
Religion Congregationalist
Affiliations Christian Catholic Apostolic Church; International Divine Healing Association
Known for Founding of Zion, Illinois

John Alexander Dowie (May 25, 1847 - March 9, 1907), also known as John "Elijah" Dowie, was a Scottish Congregational minister and faith healer active in Australia and the United States, whose general theology was known as Dowieism.

Selected Bibliography

Dowie also edited the Leaves of Healing (Chicago: Zion Publishing House).





  1. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 June 2018), John Alexander Dowie, 1907; Burial, Zion, Lake, Illinois, United States of America, Lake Mound Cemetery; citing record ID 9286742, Find a Grave,