Kenealyism (Twelfth Messenger of God)
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).
- ⊙ (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
- Hillyear, Charles Wells (1902), Monotheism versus Priestcraft, Watford: C. W. Hillyear
- Kenealy (1909), Prayers, Meditations, and Visions of Kenealy (Imaum Mahidi), the Twelfth Messenger of God, Watford: C. W. Hillyear, https://iiif.lib.harvard.edu/manifests/view/drs:426016195$1i
- Hillyear, Charles Wells (1915), Kenealy, the Twelfth Messenger of God, and the Dictionary of National Biography: a Vindication, Watford: C. W. Hillyear
- Hillyear, Charles Wells (1918), The Seven Ages of Man, Watford: C. W. Hillyear