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The City, the Countryside and Nature in the Discourse of Two Charismatic Revival Communities: Two Visions of Society and Politics?

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Emmanuel, Pain de Vie or Béatitudes, and so on) and more than a thousand ‘‘groupes de prière’’. The author considers that, despite a common history, charismatic communities remain very specific and that it is difficult to discern any homogeneity in the revival movement. Comparing representations of city, countryside and nature in two important communities (Béatitudes and Chemin Neuf), the author demonstrates that each community can be seen as a Weberian ideal-type, representing a particular vision of present-day society. Corresponding to these two representations, the author distinguishes two kinds of citizen. Le renouveau charismatique français est constitué de différentes réalités. Actuellement, il y a une vingtaine de grandes communautés (Fondations du Monde Nouveau, Chemin Neuf, Emmanuel, Pain de Vie, Béatitudes, etc.) et plus d’un millier de ‘‘groupes de prière’’. En dépit d’une histoire commune, les communautés charismatiques restent très spécifiques et l’unité du renouveau est toujours difficile. En comparant les représentations de la ville

Year: 2016
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