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The anthropology of religious charisma : ecstasies and institutions, Edited by Charles Lindholm, (electronic book ;)

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The anthropology of religious charisma : ecstasies and institutions
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The anthropology of religious charisma
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ecstasies and institutions
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Edited by Charles Lindholm
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eng
Summary
  • According to Max Weber, charisma is opposed to bureaucratic order. This collection reveals the limits of that formula. The contributors show how charisma is a part of cultural frameworks while retaining its ecstatic character among American and Italian Catholics, Syrian Sufis, Taiwanese Buddhists, Hassidic Jews, and Amazonian shamans, among others.
  • "This edited volume makes a significant contribution to scholarship in the fields of anthropology, anthropology of religion, and sociology of religion, among other areas. Charisma is intriguing as a thematic focus because by its very nature it inspires and goes beyond rationality." Rebecca Sachs Norris, Professor of Religious and Theological Studies, Merrimack College, USA "We owe Charles Lindholm a great debt for extending charisma's empirical reach and conceptual subtlety. This brilliant collection of anthropological essays explores the tensions between charismatic persons and social institutions in diverse settings from Paraguay to Taiwan. Timely, lucid and engaging, it is an anthropological gem." - Bryan S. Turner, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, USA "No anthropologist has made as sustained a contribution to the study of charisma in the Weberian tradition as Charles Lindholm, and this collection of ethnographic studies by his students and colleagues consolidate his leadership in this area. These chapters penetratingly examine charisma not only as the personal attribute of a leader but also as a feature of ritual performance across a wide range of religious traditions. They offer a compelling vision of charisma as a radical spiritual force." - Thomas J. Csordas, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego, USA, and author of Language, Charisma, and Creativity: Ritual Life in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal "A major contribution on a topic of ever-growing importance. This volume changes the face of the social scientific study of charisma, hitherto focused primarily on Western religious and historical settings. The contributors examine charismatic processes from around the world and across the religious spectrum, revealing both a wealth of variation and a surprisingly recognizable experiential core." - Andrew Buckser, Professor of Anthropology and Dean of Arts and Science, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA
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UK-WkNB
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306.6
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no index present
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non fiction
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1946-
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Lindholm, Charles
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  • Anthropology of religion
  • Ecstasy
  • Charisma (Personality trait)
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How can the irrational force of charisma co-exist within rationalized religious institutions? To answer this question, this book provides the first comparative anthropological explorations of charisma as it occurs among Charismatic Catholics, Evangelical Protestants, Sufis, Hassidic Jews, Buddhist cultists, and Native American shamans in locations ranging from Massachusetts to Syria; from Taiwan to the Dominican Republic; from Angola to the jungles of Paraguay, from Rome to Brooklyn. These cases reveal how various religious traditions incorporate ecstatic charismatic experiences within their overarching organizational systems, and so provide new insight into the nature of religion today
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The anthropology of religious charisma : ecstasies and institutions, Edited by Charles Lindholm, (electronic book ;)
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Introduction: Charisma in Theory and Practice-- Charles Lindholm PART I: PERFORMING CHARISMA 1. Performing the Charismatic Ritual-- Keping Wu 2. Knowledge and Miracles: Modes of Charisma in Syrian Sufism-- Paulo G. Pinto PART II: GENDERING CHARISMA 3. Female Sufis in Syria: Charismatic Authority and Bureaucratic Structure-- Gisele Fonseca Chegas 4. The Gender of Charisma: Notes from a Taiwanese Buddhist Transnational NGO-- C. Julia Huang-Lemmon 5. Residual Masculinity and the Cultivation of Negative-Charisma in a Caribbean Pentecostal Community-- Brendan Jamal Thornton PART III: CHARISMA AND POLITICS 6. Extraordinary Times: Charismatic Repertoires in Contemporary African Prophetism-- Ruy Llera Blanes 7. The Routinization of Improvisation in Ava-Guarani Shamanic Leadership-- Eric Michael Kelley PART IV: POSTHUMOUS CHARISMA 8. Unruly Miracles: Embodied Charisma and Modern Sainthood, from Padre Pio to "Papa Buono"-- Sara M. Bergstresser 9. Habad, Messianism, and the Phantom Charisma of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Scheerson-- Yoram Bilu
Control code
9781137377630
Extent
264 p.
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electronic
Isbn
9781137377630
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unspecified
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PDF.
Label
The anthropology of religious charisma : ecstasies and institutions, Edited by Charles Lindholm, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Introduction: Charisma in Theory and Practice-- Charles Lindholm PART I: PERFORMING CHARISMA 1. Performing the Charismatic Ritual-- Keping Wu 2. Knowledge and Miracles: Modes of Charisma in Syrian Sufism-- Paulo G. Pinto PART II: GENDERING CHARISMA 3. Female Sufis in Syria: Charismatic Authority and Bureaucratic Structure-- Gisele Fonseca Chegas 4. The Gender of Charisma: Notes from a Taiwanese Buddhist Transnational NGO-- C. Julia Huang-Lemmon 5. Residual Masculinity and the Cultivation of Negative-Charisma in a Caribbean Pentecostal Community-- Brendan Jamal Thornton PART III: CHARISMA AND POLITICS 6. Extraordinary Times: Charismatic Repertoires in Contemporary African Prophetism-- Ruy Llera Blanes 7. The Routinization of Improvisation in Ava-Guarani Shamanic Leadership-- Eric Michael Kelley PART IV: POSTHUMOUS CHARISMA 8. Unruly Miracles: Embodied Charisma and Modern Sainthood, from Padre Pio to "Papa Buono"-- Sara M. Bergstresser 9. Habad, Messianism, and the Phantom Charisma of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Scheerson-- Yoram Bilu
Control code
9781137377630
Extent
264 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137377630
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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