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Clarity and charisma: on the uses of ambiguity in ritual life

By Matthew Engelke

Abstract

In this chapter, I argue that a focus on charisma can help us understand the extent to which clarity in religious ritual generates a meaningful attitude. The focus is upon two examples from the Johane Masowe church, an apostolic Christian Church with congregations found throughout most of Zimbabwe

Topics: BR Christianity, GN Anthropology
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:3091
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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