A History of Charisma

  • John Potts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 222-265

About this book


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.


20th century bibliography Christian theology culture future history history of literature knowledge media politics present theology twentieth century understanding

Authors and affiliations

  • John Potts
    • 1
  1. 1.Macquarie UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36242-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24483-2
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