Keping Wu

Performing Charisma:
Construction of Religious Experience in the Catholic Charismatic Ritual of Prayer and Worship

A religion is a system of symbols, which acts to establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods and motivations in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and clothing these conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic. Geertz, “Religion as a Cultural System” Introduction This …
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