By Jon Bialecki

what's the paintings that miracles do in American Charismatic Evangelicalism? How can miracles be unanticipated and but labored for? and at last, 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 an in depth sociocultural ethnographic learn of the winery, an American Evangelical flow that originated in Southern California. The winery is understood around the world for its severe musical varieties of worship and for advocating the idea that each one Christians can perform biblical-style miracles. reading the miracle as either a energy 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 need. Jon Bialecki exhibits how this configuration of the striking shapes standard Pentecostal and Charismatic spiritual practices in addition to track, studying, monetary offerings, and conservative and innovative political imaginaries.

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