DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

Philippe Denis

Philippe Denis

Dominicain brother of the Southern Belgian Vicariate, currently member of the Southern African Vicariate. Professor of History of Christianity at the School of Religion and Theology, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Director of the Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work in Africa.


PUBLICATIONS

“Un homme déchiré: l’abbé Pottier”, La Foi et le Temps 15 (1985), pp. 451-72.

“Les archives de la J.O.C./F. (Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne/ Féminine) à Bruxelles”, Cahiers de Clio 87/88 (1986), pp. 109-115.

“La J.O.C. depuis 1970. Histoire d’une mutation”, La Revue nouvelle84 (1986), pp. 507-517 & 85, 1987, pp. 79-91.

“Bénélux”, in Michel Clevenot (ed.), L’état des religions dans le monde, Paris, La Découverte-Le Cerf, 1987, pp. 338-341.

(with Françoise Rosart and Guy Zelis), “Le Groupe Coordination Traces: une expérience de
sauvegarde de la documentation des organisations sociales”, Miscellanea Cécile Douxchamps-Lefèvre, dans Archives et Bibliothèques de Belgique 59 (1988), pp. 63-68.

(with Françoise Windels-Rosart),”L’histoire du Conseil de la Jeunesse Catholique en perspective”, Jeunes en mouvement 48 (February-March 1988), pp. 10-13.

“Le couple et la famille au prisme d’une revue. Histoire des Feuilles Familiales, (1938-1975)”, Revue d’Histoire Ecclésiastique 84 (1989), pp. 390-403.

“Les séminaristes de Mgr Lustiger”, in R. Luneau (ed.) Le rêve de Compostelle: vers la restauration d’une Europe chrétienne?, Paris, Centurion, 1989.

“Quand l’Église porte la censure. L’affaire des dominicains en 1954”, La Revue nouvelle 91(1990/3), pp. 90-96.

(with Jean-Pierre Massaut),”Le Père Lecler, la tolérance et le Concile”,
Recherches de Science religieuse 78 (1990), pp. 15-39.

“The Catholic Church between Monarchy and Democracy”, A democratic vision for South Africa. Political realism and Christian responsibility, Klaus Nürnberger (ed.), Pietermaritzburg, Encounter Publications, 1991, pp. 161-74.

“How the Social Teaching of the Church isShaped by its Context. Some Reflections on Rerum Novarum, Centesimus Annus and Recent South African Church Declarations”,
Grace and Truth11/3 (1992), pp. 146-56.

a) “Is democracy good for the church. Reflections of an historian”, Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, 83 (June 1993), pp. 46-57.
b) “La démocratie dans l’Eglise. Réflexions d’un historien”. Liège, Faculté Ouverte Publications Service, December 1993, 28p.
c) “La démocratie dans l’Eglise? Un autre regard sur la tradition chrétienne”, Cahiers de 8 Froidmont, December 1994.

“Un problème européen?”, in B. Meiers and M.-D.Zachary (ed.), Les affaires de l’Eglise. De Léonard Gaillot, quand l’Eglise pose question(s). Bruxelles, EVO, 1995, pp. 63-68.

“Quadragesimo Anno et le corporatisme chrétien dans les organisations ouvri res chrétiennes de Belgique”, Achille Ratti Pape Pie XI. Actes du coll
oque organisé par l’Ecole française de Rome (Rome, 15-18 mars 1988), Rome, Ecole Française de Rome, 1996, pp. 403-20.

“History as a Journey”, Bulletin for Contextual Theology in Africa, 8/1 (October 2001), pp. 52-55.
c) History of Christianity in Southern Africa

“Les nouveaux combats de l’après-apartheid”, La Vie Spirituelle, 688 (nov.-déc. 1990), pp. 597-608.

“An Apocalyptic Event: Catholic and Dutch Reformed Media on the Second World War”, Journal of Theology for Southern Africa,80 (September 1992), pp. 39-49.
Revised edition: “Divided Loyalties. Two Church Newspapers on the Second World War”, ibid. 118 (March 2004), pp. 111-127.

a) “How to write the history of a failure? The Portuguese Dominicans in the Zambezi area (1537-1837)”, Studiae Historiae Ecclesiaticae19/1 (June 1993), pp. 6-34.
b) “Les dominicains dans la région du Zambèze (1577-1837). Comment écrire l’histoire d’un échec?”, Mémoire Dominicaine, 6 (1995), pp. 185-208.

“History of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa”, The Catholic Directory of Southern Africa 1994-1995, Pretoria, Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, [1994], pp. 22-24.

“Eglise et œcuménisme en Afrique du Sud après l’apartheid”, Eglise et Mission, 74/ 276 (October-November 1994), pp. 37-46.

“The Use of Oral Sources in Church History”, Bulletin for Contextual Theology in Southern Africa and Africa, 2 (April 1995), pp. 32-35.

a) “Indigenous Clergy in Portuguese South-East Africa (1550-1835)”, in P. Denis (ed.), The Making of an Indigenous Clergy in Southern Africa, pp. 26-39.
b) “Le clergé indigène dans le Sud-Est africain au temps des premières missions portugaises (16e-18e siècles)”, in Les cadres locaux et les ministères consacrés dans les jeunes Eglises XIXe-
XXe s. Actes de la XVe session du Credic à Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgique), 1994. (Collection du Credic, 13). Lyon, Credic, 1996, pp. 147-61. 9

“Après l’apartheid: réinventer l’histoire”, Clio. Revue de l’Association des Historiens de l’UCL, 108-109 (April-August, 1996), pp. 41-44.

“Église et violence en Afrique du Sud”, Bulletin Pax Christi Wallonie-Bruxelles, 39/3 (September 1996), pp. 27-29.

“Church and State in the Catholic Tradition”, Grace and Truth13/3 (November 1996), pp. 3-13.

a) “Cinquante ans d’historiographie religieuse en Afrique du Sud”, Revue d’Histoire Ecclésiastique, 91/3 (1996), pp. 872-883.
b) “From Church History to Religious History. Strengths and Weaknesses of South African Religious Historiography”, Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, 99 (November 1997), pp. 84-93.

“Archbishop Denis Hurley’s Contribution to the Second Vatican Council”, Bulletin for Contextual Theology in Southern Africa and Africa,4/1, 1997, pp. 5-17. Reprinted in Philippe Denis (ed.),
Facing the Crisis. Selected Texts of Archbishop Denis E. Hurley(Pietermaritzburg, Cluster Publications, 1997), pp. 228-255. Also inM.T.Fattori and A. Melloni (eds), Experience,
Organisations and Bodies at Vatican II. Leuven: Bibliotheek van de Faculteit Godgeleerdheid, 1999, pp. 233-60.

(with Henry Mbaya) “Select Annotated Bibliography of the History of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa (1980-1996)”, Bulletin for Contextual Theology in Southern Africa and Africa, 4/1, 1997, pp. 53-60.

a). “Superstition et sorcellerie dans le Zambèze du XVIe siècle”, in Homo Religiosus. Mélanges offerts à Jean Delumeau. Paris, Fayard, 1997, pp. 295-302.
b) “A Portuguese in South East Africa in the Sixteenth Century. Witchcraft and Superstition in João dos Santos’ Ethiopia Oriental”, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, 24/2 (December 1998), pp. 102-15.

“Archbishop B.J. Gijlswijk and the transformation of the Catholic Church in South Africa between the two wars”, Missionalia 25/1, April 1997, pp. 40-58.

“Églises et Apartheid en Afrique du Sud”, in Annuaire de l’École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des Sciences Religieuses, 104 (1995-1996), Paris, 1997, pp. 491-97.

“L’Afrique”, in Marc Venard, ed, Histoire du christianisme, vol. 9, Paris, Desclée, 1997, pp. 737-54.

“A Farm for Black Dominicans in the Orange Free State”, Grace and Truth14/3 (November 1997), pp. 20-35. 10

“Une mission catholique à l’heure de l’oecuménisme. La réception du Concile Vatican II dans le diocèse de Kroonstad (Afrique du Sud)”, in Maurice Cheza, Monique Costermans and Jean Pirotte, eds., Nouvelles voies de la mission (1950-1980). Actes de la session conjointe du CREDIC (XVIIIe session) et du Centre Vincent Lebbe, Gentinnes, 1997
. Lyon, Centre de Recherche et d’Echanges sur la diffusion et l’inculturation du christianisme, 1999, pp. 313-24.

“Recent Research on the History of Indigenous Clergy in Southern Africa”, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae25/2 (December 1999), pp. 217-27.

“Clergy training”, in Joy Brain and Philippe Denis, eds., The Catholic Church in Contemporary Southern Africa. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications, 1999, pp. 124-50.

“Les Eglises chrétiennes dans la nouvelle Afrique du Sud”, in Impacts. Questions d’éthique et de théologie,33/4 (1999), pp. 57-67.

“The Year 1000 A Thousand Years Later”, in Grace and Truth 17/1 (April 2000), pp. 3-8.

“Las voces del clero negro”, in Historia, Anthropologia y Fuentes Orales 23 (2000), pp.
175-78.

“Healing the Wound of the Past: Oral History in Post-apartheid South Africa”, in Crossroads of History: Experience, Memory, Orality. XI th International Oral History
Conference, Istanbul, June 15-19 2000, Istanbul, Bogaziçi University, 2000, pp. 960- 65.

“Les enjeux de la mémoire en Afrique du Sud”, Pierre d’angle 6 (2000), pp. 41-52.

a) “An seventeenth century translation of the Psalms at the Cape”, in Gerald West (ed.),
The Bible in Africa: Transactions, trends and trajectories (Leiden: Brill, 2000), pp. 205-22.
b) “A late seventeenth century translation of the Psalms at the Cape”, followed by”Les veilles
afriquaines ou les Pseaumes de David, mis en vers françois”, by Pierre Simond, La Revue française, 11 (June 2001), pp. 197-221.

“Les Églises et la mémoire de l’apartheid”, Annuaire EPHE. Section des Sciences religieuses108 (1999-200), Paris, 2001, pp. 409-414.

“Dominican Concern for Social Justice in Colonial and Post-colonial Africa”, in John Orme
Mills, ed., Justice and Peace and Dominicans, 1216-2001. Dublin, Dominican Publications, 2001, pp. 125-132.

“Three Decades of church history in Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae”, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, 27/1 (June 2001), pp. 217-246. 11

“Facing the Crisis”, in A. Gamley (ed.), Denis Hurley. A Portrait by Friends, Pietermaritzburg, Cluster Publications, 2001, pp. 152-157.

“Le Sud-Est africain”, in P. Denis (ed.), Histoire des Dominicains en Afrique. Paris, Cerf, 2001, pp. 15-25.

“L’Afrique du Sud”, in P. Denis (ed.), Histoire des Dominicains en Afrique. Paris, Cerf, 2001, pp. 77-97.

“Les Églises et la mémoire de l’apartheid”, in Annuaire de l’École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des Sciences Religieuses, 108 (1999-2000), Paris, 2001, pp. 409-414.

“History and Orality in South Africa”, Grace and Truth19/ 2 (August 2002), pp. 8-11.

“The Huguenots’ and Khoisan’ lost battle for cultural identity at the Cape”, Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 28/2 (December 2002), pp. 24-45.

“Condition féminine et christianisme dans l’Afrique du Sud contemporaine”, Annuaire de l’Ecole pratique des hautes études, vol. 110 (2001-2002). Paris, Ecole pratique des hautes études, 2003,pp. 465-69.

“The Cape Huguenots and their legacy in apartheid South Africa”. In Bertrand Van Ruymbeke and Randy J. Sparks, eds., Memory and Identity: the Huguenot in France and the Atlantic Diaspora.
Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2003, pp. 285-309.

a) “Oral History in a Wounded Country”, in J.A. Draper (ed), Orality, Literacy and Colonialism in Southern Africa.
(Semeia Studies, vol. 46). Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature and Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications, 2003, pp. 205-216.
b) “L’histoire orale dans un pays blessé”, Palabres, 5/1 (2003), pp. 109-122.

“Introduction”, in J. Draper, ed., The Eye of the Storm. Bishop John William Colenso and the Crisis of Biblical Inspiration. New-York and London: Continuum, 2003, pp. 1-3.

“Réécrire l’histoire d’une nation divisée”, La Revue nouvelle, vol. 117/11 (November 2003), pp. 52-56.

“Fedsem ten years later. The unwritten history of an ecumenical seminary”,
Journal of Theology for Southern Africa
, 117 (November 2003), pp. 68-79.
129.
“Les leçons d’un détour. Histoire religie
use et histoire politique dans l’Afrique du Sud
contemporaine”, Delville, Jean-Pierre, Denis,
Philippe, Havelange, Carl & Henneau, Marie-
Élisabeth Henneau & Ricordeau, Jean-Yves,
Temps, culture, religions. Autour de Jean-Pierre
Massaut.
(Bibliothéque de la Revue d’Histoire
Ecclésiastique, n°84). Bruxelles, Editions
12
Nauwelaerts, 2004, pp. 354-370.
130.
a) “Chrétiennes et africaines: le d
ilemme d’un groupe de femmes sud-africaines”,
Revue
théologique de Louvain
, 35 (2004), pp. 54-74.
b) African traditional religion and Christia
n identity in a group of manyano leaders,
Missionalia
,
32/2 (2004), pp. 177-189.
131.
a) “L’apartheid, nous le vivons à la mais
on. Paroles de femmes à Pietermaritzburg, Afrique
du Sud”, in P. Denis and Caroline Sappia (eds),
Femmes d’Afrique dans une société en mutation.
Louvain-la-Neuve, Academia-Bruylant, 2004, pp. 131-48.
b) “‘We also had to live with apartheid in
our homes. Stories of wo
men in Sobantu, South
Africa”,
Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae
, 30/1 (June 2004), pp. 151-67
132.
“The Labourious Indigenisation of an Intern
ational Order: the Dominican Friars in Sub-
Saharan Africa”,
Ecumenical Review
56/4 (2004), pp. 503-512.
133.
“La correspondance inédite d’un contemporain d’Henri Lacordaire,
missionnaire au Cap (1852-1856)”,
Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique
, 100/2 (2005), pp. 488-518.
134.
“Joe Wing and the Theological Federal
Seminary (1988-1991), in Steve de Gruchy and
Desmond van der Water, eds,
Spirit Undaunted. The life and legacy of Joe Wing
.
Pietermaritzburg, Cluster Publications, 2005, pp. 171-179
135.
“Oral history research in the South African context”,
Journal for Contemporary History
,
30/2 (September 2005), pp. 88-100.
136.
“Vérité et mémoire dans l’Afrique
du Sud contemporaine”, in G. Zélis, ed.,
L’historien
dans l’espace public. L’historien face à la mémoire, la justice et au politique
(Bruxelles: Labor,
2005), pp. 45-55.
137.
“The rocky road to unity: the wors
hip debate at Fedsem during the 1980s”,
Studia Historiae
Ecclesiasticae
32/1 (May 2006), pp. 201-231.
138.
“Les missions africaines”, in Alain Corbin (ed.),
Histoire du christianisme
(Paris, Seuil,
2007), pp. 335-339.
139.
a) “The Ethics of Oral
History in South Africa”,
East and Southern African Branch of the
International Council of Archives (ESARBICA
), 26 (2007), pp. 113-132.
b) “The Ethics of Oral History”,
in Philippe Denis and Radikobo Ntsimane,
Oral History in a
Wounded Country. Interactive Interviewing in South Africa.
Pietermaritzburg: University of
KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008, pp. 63-84.
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c) “A Ética da História
Oral na África do Sul”,
Oralidades. Revista de História Oral
, 3 (Jan-
Jun 2008), pp. 47-63.
140.
“Prayers and Rituals to the Ancestors as
Vehicles of Resilience. Coping with Political
Violence in Nxamalala (1887-1991)”,
Journal of Theology for Southern Africa
128 (July 2007),
pp. 37-52.
141.
a) “The missionaries from within: the contribution of indigenous clergy to evangelisation in
Southern Africa”,
Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae
33/1 (May 2007), pp. 57-69.
b) “Les missionnaires de l’intérieur: la contri
bution du clergé indigène à l’évangélisation en
Afrique australe”, in
Images et paysages mentaux des 19e au 20e siècles, de la Wallonie à
l’Outre-Mer. Hommage au professeur Jean Pirotte à l’occasion de son éméritat
(Université
catholique de Louvain, Publications de la Faculté
de philosophie et lettres, Collection Temps et
Espaces, n°7), sous la dir. de Luc Courtois, Jean
Pierre Delville, Françoise Rosart et Guy Zélis
Academia-Bruylant-Presses Universitaires
de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, 2007, pp. 383-395.
142.
“Les métamorphoses d’une ville sud-africai
ne: Pietermaritzburg (KwaZulu-Natal) de l’ère
coloniale à l’avènement de la démocratie”, in Jean-Luc Vellut (dir.)
Villes d’Afrique.
Explorations en histoire urbaine
. Cahiers africains - Afrika St
udies n° 73. Paris, L’Harmattan,
pp. 220-239.
143.
a) “The rise of African traditional
religion in post-apartheid South Africa”,
Missionalia
34/2-3 (2006), pp. 310-323.
b) “La montée de la religion traditionnelle dans l’Afrique du Sud démocratique”,
Histoire &
Missions Chrétiennes
3 (September 2007), pp. 121-135.
144.
“Indians versus Russians. An Oral Hi
story of the Political Violence in Nxamalala”,
Journal of Natal and Zulu History
24-25 (2006-7), pp. 64-94.
145.
“African Traditional Religion”, in Jonathan Bonk, ed.,
Encyclopaedia of mission and
missionaries.
New York and London: Routledge, 2007, pp. 11-12.
146.
“Oral History”, in Jonathan Bonk, ed.,
Encyclopaedia of mission and missionaries.
New
York and London: Routledge, 2007, pp. 307-308.
147.
“Men of the Cloth: The Federal Theol
ogical Seminary of Southern Africa, Inkatha and
the Struggle against Apartheid”,
Journal of Southern African Studies
, 34/2 (2008), pp. 305-324.
d) AIDS in South Africa
148.
“Natal: l’épidémie déferle”,
Chrétiens & Sida. Supplément Afrique
, Nr 3 (1998), pp. 8-10.
149.
“Nommer le sida: une tâche pour les Églises en Afrique du Sud”,
Signes des temps,
2/2000
14
(June-August 2000), pp. 7-10.
150.
a)“Building resilience by remembering”,
ChildrenFirst. A Journal on Issues Affecting
Children and their Carers
, vol. 4, Nr 34 (December-January 2001), pp. 23-25.
b) “Memory Boxes: Helping Aids orphans to remember”,
Bulletin for Contextual Theology in
Africa
7/1 (March 2000), pp. 34-36.
c) “Oral History in the Context of Aids: Memory Boxes as a way of Building Up Resilience in
Orphans and Traumatised Children in KwaZulu-Natal”,
Journal of Constructive Theology
7/1
(July 2001), pp. 17-30.
d) “Sharing family stories in times of Aids”,
Missionalia
29/2 (August 2001), pp. 258-281.
151.
“La croisade du président Mb
eki contre l’orthodoxie du sida”,
Esprit
271 (January 2001),
pp. 81-97.
152.
a) (with Nokhaya Makiwane),”Stories of
Love, Pain and Courage. The Memory Box
Project of the School of Theology, University
of Natal”, in Philippe Denis and James
Worthington, eds, The Power of Oral History:
Memory, Healing and Development. XIIth
International Oral History Conference, Piet
ermaritzburg, 24-27 June 2002. Pietermaritzburg:
Sinomlando Project, 2002, vol. 3, pp. 1376-1390.
b) (with Nokhaya Makiwane), “Stories of Love
, Pain and Courage. Aids Orphans and Memory
Boxes”,
Oral History
31/2 (Autumn 2003), pp. 66-74.
153.
a) “Sexualité et si
da en Afrique du Sud”,
Revue d’éthique et de théologie morale (Le
Supplément
) n°223 (December 2002), pp. 63-79.
b) “Sexuality and AIDS in South Africa”,
Journal of Theology for Southern Africa
115 (March
2003), pp. 63-77.
c) “Sexualität und AIDS in Südafrika”, in Katja
Heidemanns and Marco Moerschbacher (eds),
Gott vertrauen? AIDS und Theologie im südlichen Afrika
. Freiburg, Basel, Wien: Herder, 2005,
pp. 40-57.
154.
“Faire mémoire au temps du sida: l’expérience des boites de la mémoire au KwaZulu-
Natal”, Face à face. Regards sur la sa
nté. N° 5 (March 2003).<http://www.ssd.u-
bordeaux2.fr/>faf> English edition w
ith summaries of papers written in French. Face to Face.
Another look at health <http://
www.ssd.u-bordeaux2.fr/faf/uk/index.htm>
155.
“Boxes of Hope and Strength. Never too sma
ll to remember”, ChildrenFirst. A Journal on
Issues Affecting Children and their Carers
, vol. 7, Nr 50 (August-September 2003), pp. 27-28.
156.
“Histoire orale et sida. L’expérience de
s boîtes de la mémoire au KwaZulu-Natal”;
Clio.
15
Revue de l’Association des historiens
et du Département d’histoire de l’UCL
, 108-109
(septembre 2003 - janvier 2004), pp. 18-19.
157.
“AIDS and the crisis of marriage in South Africa”, in
Grace and Truth
21/1 (2004), pp.
92-100. French translation: “Le sida et
la crise du mariage en Afrique australe
”, Le journal de
Chrétiens et sida,
45 (April-June 2004), pp. 10-11; “Le sida et la crise du mariage en Afrique du
Sud”,
Ethique & Société. Revue de Réflexion Morale
, vol. 1, n°2, Bujumbura, 2004, pp. 167-182.
158.
a) (with Radikobo Ntsimane), “The absent
fathers: Why do men not
feature in stories of
families affected by HIV/AIDS”, in Linda Richter and Rob Morrell (eds),
Baba? Men and
fatherhood in South Africa
. Pretoria: HSRC Press, 2005, pp. 237-249.
b) (with Radikobo Ntsimane), “Families
and HIV/AIDS: where are the fathers?”,
ChildrenFIRST,
5/58 (Nov/Dec 2004), pp. 23-28.
159.
Un vendredi saint en Afrique du Sud”,
La Revue nouvelle
, vol. 118 (October 2004), pp.
72-80.
160.
“Enhancing resilience in times of AIDS: the Memory Box Programme of the University
of KwaZulu-Natal”,
Aids Bulletin
13/2 (July 2004), 27-31.
161.
“The Crisis of Marriage in Contemporary South Africa”,
Grace and Truth
, 23/1 (2006),
pp. 3-8.
162.
“Pour une histoire sociale du sida”, in
L’épidémie du sida en Afrique subsaharienne.
Regards historiens
, sous la dir. de Philippe Denis et Ch
arles Becker. Louvain-la-Neuve et Paris,
Academia-Bruylant et Karthala, 2006, pp. 17-40.
163.
“Are Zulu Children Allowed to Ask Ques
tions? Silence, Death and Memory in the Time
of AIDS”, in Benedict Carton, Jabulani Sithole and John Laband, eds,
Zulu Identities. Being
Zulu, Past and Present.
Pietermaritzburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008, pp. 583-590
Forthcoming
164.
“Unfinished business. The painful clos
ure of the Federal Theological Seminary of
Southern Africa” in Cephas Omenyo, ed.,
Festschrift John Pobee
(forthcoming).
165.
“Memory work with families in grief in
sub-Saharan Africa”, in Donald Ritchie, ed.,
Oxford Handbook to Oral Hi
story. New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
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66. “The church’s impact on HIV/AIDS
prevention and mitigation in South Africa”,
Journal of
Theology for Southern Africa
(forthcoming)
1
67. “Seminary training and black consciousness in the early 1970s”,
South African Historical
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Journal
(forthcoming)