Spirits and Letters: Reading, Writing and Charisma in African Christianity

Spirits and Letters: Reading, Writing and Charisma in African Christianity

Studies of religion have a tendency to conceptualise 'the Spirit' and 'the Letter' as mutually exclusive and intrinsically antagonistic. However, the history of religions abounds in cases where charismatic leaders deliberately refer to and make use of writings. This book challenges prevailing scholarly notions of the relationship between 'charisma' and 'institution' by analysing reading and writing practices in contemporary Christianity. Taking up the continuing… (more)

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Publisher: Berghahn Books (May 01, 2008)

Parent ISBN: 9781845454838

Page count: 288 pages

Language: English


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