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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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Collapses, Traversals, and Intensifications of the Part-Culture

Collapses, Traversals, and Intensifications of the Part-Culture

(p.166) 7. Collapses, Traversals, and Intensifications of the Part-Culture
Diagram for Fire

Jon Bialecki

University of California Press

How is it that various instantiations of this diagram collapse, mutate, or colonize other aspects of the world? This chapter addresses the various failure-states and limits of the charismatic diagram. It addresses de-conversion, but also the production and adoption of even more extreme aspects of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity (and the role that a larger Christian mediascape plays in these intensifications and mutations). It closes with a discussion of how the charismatic diagram can be effectuated in places that seem to be organized by different logics, such as exchange or politics; concluding with the observing that the charismatic diagram is equally capable of animating progressive as well as conservative political projects.

Keywords:   Deconversion, Religious change, Religion and exchange, Religion and politics, Progressive Christianity

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