Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies – II. New Testament and Early Christianity – III. Systematic Theology

I. Religious Studies

In religious studies, the concept of “charisma” refers especially to religious phenomena which exhibit characteristics such as originality, immediacy, spontaneity, and dynamics, and which stand in sharp contrast or even in outright opposition to the ordinary. From an ideal-typological perspecti…

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Ebertz, Michael N. and Mühling, Markus, “Charisma”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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