After tracing the trickster's presence in literature and the niche he creates for himself in the social phenomenon that is charismatic Christianity
, the article will examine Gabriel's self-transformation into a miracle-maker, his utilization of that identity, and his unmaking.
For instance, Jane Soothill demonstrates that "the gender discourses of Charismatic Christianity
are used in multiple ways to challenge old cultural forms, to create new ones, and to generate renewed forms of legitimacy for 'traditional' gender norms." (14)
By contributing this significant case study to a wider literature on Christian practice across Africa--and, indeed, the anthropology of Christianity--Lauterbach also illuminates an important dynamic in the spread of charismatic Christianity
A Catholic Reading of Pentecostal Influence on Chinese Christians," in Global Chinese Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity
Narratives and Numbers: Empirical Studies of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity
Modern Islam, characterized as "assertive, self-confident, and aggressively sectarian," is a direct result, but so too are the spread of charismatic Christianity
in Africa, an invigorated Zionism that led to the eventual creation of the modern state of Israel, and even the "efflorescence of esoteric and mystical ideas that we often summarize as New Age." So argues Philip Jenkins.
In the present article, we consider religious spirituality and are particularly concerned with a particular subset of religious spirituality--that which is associated with Pentecostal or Charismatic Christianity
, which we call Pentecostal spirituality.
"Introduction." Charismatic Christianity
. Sociological Perspectives.
Romani Pentecostalism: Gypsies and Charismatic Christianity
If James is guilty of essentializing "Hinduism" and "Christianity" in his opening chapter, the second chapter presents a much more clearly historicized and contextualized assessment of televangelism within the framework of Charismatic Christianity
. James opens chapter two by reminding his readers of the major shift in demographics that typifies Christianity today.
Seymour and also seeks to illustrate how African American Pentecostalism has become a major force in the development of charismatic Christianity
in America as well as internationally.
She studied an interesting social phenomenon where a large number of Chinese Indonesian small business owners converted to charismatic Christianity
. Koning revealed that the conversion was more complex than merely a motivation to be more integrated into the mainstream communities, since for that purpose it would make more sense to convert to Islam, the religion of the majority, which some in fact did.