Language, Charisma, and Creativity Paperback

Ritual Life in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

by Thomas J. Csordas;

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Language, Charisma, and Creativity

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Thomas Csordas's eloquent analysis of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal answers one of the primary callings of anthropology: to stimulate critical reflection by making the exotic seem familiar and the familiar appear strange. Csordas describes the movement's internal diversity and traces its development and expansion across 30 years. He offers insights into the contemporary nature of rationality, the transformation of space and time in Charismatic daily life, gender discipline, the blurring of boundaries between ritual and everyday life, the sense of community forged through shared ritual participation, and the creativity of language and metaphor in prophetic utterance. Charisma, Csordas proposes, is a collective self-process, located not in the personality of a leader, but in the rhetorical resources mobilized by participants in ritual performance. His examination of ritual language and ritual performance illuminates this theory in relation to the postmodern condition of culture.

Language, Charisma, and Creativity by Thomas J. Csordas was published by Palgrave Macmillan in June 2012. The ISBN for Language, Charisma, and Creativity is 9780230341104.

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Details for Language, Charisma, and Creativity

Page last updated 19th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (June 2012)
Number of Pages342
Thickness18 mm
Height229 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4033444
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