Kenealyism (Twelfth Messenger of God)

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Edward Vaughan Kenealy, as depicted in C. W. Hillyear's "Kenealy, the Twelfth Messenger of God" (1915).

Kenealyism is a school of religious thought drawing on the writings of Edward Vaughan Kenealy (1819-1880), an Irish barrister and politician, who was declared to be the Twelfth Messenger of God by his follower(s), joining a lineage of prophets beginning with Adam (Oannes), continuing through Enoch, Fo-Hi, Brigoo (Bhrigu), Zaratusht (Zoroaster), Thoth, Amosis (Moses), Lao-Tseu (Laozi), Jesus, Mohammed (Muhammad), and Genghis Khan (of whom Kenealy was supposed to be the re-incarnation). During his own lifetime, Kenealy wrote a series of texts, including The Book of God, a three volume work on the apocalypse of Adam-Oannes, and two further books on the second and third messengers, Enoch and Fo, all credited to the symbol of the Circumpunct () rather than under his name; while the ideas proposed by Kenealy were, after his death, kept in print and expanded on by Charles Wells Hillyear (1849-1930).

Corpus

by Kenealy

  • ⊙ (1867), The Book of God: The Apocalypse of Adam-Oannes, 1, London: Reeves & Turner 
  • ⊙ (1870), The Book of God: An Introduction to the Apocalypse, 2, London: Trübner & Co. 
  • ⊙ (1870), The Book of God: A Commentary on the Apocalypse, 3, London: Trübner & Co. 
  • ⊙ (1872), Enoch, the Second Messenger of God, London: Trübner & Co. 
  • ⊙ (1878), Fo, the Third Messenger of God, London: Englishman Office 
  • The Testament of Jesus by Kenealy, the Twelfth Messenger of God, Watford: C.W. Hillyear, 1901, https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006511404 

by Hillyear