A History of Charisma

John Potts*

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This book traces the history of the word 'charisma', and the various meanings assigned to it, from its first century origins in Christian theology to its manifestations in twenty-first century politics and culture, while considering how much of the word's original religious meaning persists in the contemporary secular understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHampshire
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages265
ISBN (Electronic)9780230244832
ISBN (Print)9780230551534
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2009


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