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By Jon Bialecki

what's the paintings that miracles do in American Charismatic Evangelicalism? How can miracles be unanticipated and but labored for? and eventually, what do miracles let us know approximately different kinds of Christianity or even the class of faith? A Diagram for Fire engages with those questions in a close sociocultural ethnographic examine of the winery, an American Evangelical move that originated in Southern California. The winery is understood around the globe for its excessive musical different types of worship and for advocating the assumption that each one Christians can perform biblical-style miracles. studying the miracle as either a power and a problem to institutional team spirit and human making plans, this ebook situates the miracle as a essentially social technique of generating change—surprise and the unforeseen used to reimagine and reconfigure the desire. Jon Bialecki indicates how this configuration of the wonderful shapes regular Pentecostal and Charismatic non secular practices in addition to tune, examining, financial offerings, and conservative and revolutionary political imaginaries.

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