Orality: A Narrative Aesthetics of Persuasion

  • Steven Félix-Jäger
Part of the Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies book series (CHARIS)


This chapter continues delineating and advocating for a holistic spirituality that takes embodiment seriously by connecting the embodied self with the community. Choreosonic practices foster and extend the community’s guiding narrative. As the late modern linguistic turn posits, communities form linguistic traditions that support a person’s sense of the world. The latter rain motif forms the renewal identity, and Pentecostals and charismatics hold and extend this narrative through oral forms such as preaching and testimony. The manner in which Pentecostal and charismatic orality is expressed is holistic, utilizing embodied gestures that relate to a congregant’s affections.

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  • Steven Félix-Jäger
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  1. 1.Southeastern UniversityLakelandUSA

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