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Diagram for FireMiracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement$
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Jon Bialecki

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294202

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294202.001.0001

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The Body, Tongues, Healing, and Deliverance

The Body, Tongues, Healing, and Deliverance

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(p.135) 6. The Body, Tongues, Healing, and Deliverance
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Diagram for Fire
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Jon Bialecki

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520294202.003.0007

This chapter transitions from language to concerns about embodiment and bodily boundaries, as it ethnographically depicts and addresses speaking in tongues (also known as glossolalia), healing, and demonic attack as instances of the diagrammatic miraculous. It concludes by arguing that demonic attack is a potential involution of the charismatic diagram, where the relation between constituent elements of the diagram become indistinct, and where the force of surprised becomes associated with willful or unwilling forces, instead of catalyzing willing forces.

Keywords:   Embodied Religion, Bodily boundaries, Glossolalia, Healing, Demons, Demonic Attack, Demonic Deliverance

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