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Diagram for FireMiracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement$
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Jon Bialecki

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294202

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294202.001.0001

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Tolle, Lege

Tolle, Lege

Talking, Reading, and Hearing

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(p.83) 4. Tolle, Lege
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Diagram for Fire
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Jon Bialecki

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520294202.003.0005

This chapter discusses communication with God. It analyses a range of activity that is understood this way in the Vineyard, from simple prayer, to reading Bible verses as a form of ‘personal communication,’ to being contacted by God directly through voice or vision. It addresses how saliency, exteriority, and most of all surprise function as variables that make these events intelligible as supernatural communication, and as something that exceeds, divides, and reconfigures the will. Finally, both typification and elaboration, processes that constrain the expressions of the charismatic diagram, are introduced.

Keywords:   Bible Reading, Prayer, Divine Vision, Divine Voice, Surprise

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