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Diagram for Fire: Miracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement

Jon Bialecki


What is the work that miracles do in American Charismatic Evangelicalism? How are miracles something that are at once unanticipated, and yet worked for? Finally, what do miracles tell us about Christianity, and even about the category of religion? A Diagram for Fire engages with those questions through an detailed ethnographic study of the Vineyard, a Southern-California originated American Evangelical movement known for believing that biblical-style miracles are something that all Christians can perform today. This book sees the miracle a resource and a challenge to institutional cohesion and ... More

Keywords: Anthropology of Religion, Anthropology of Christianity, American Religion, Pentecostal and Charismatic Religion, Miracles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520294202
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520294202.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Bialecki, author
University of Edinburgh