Special Issue "Charisma, Medieval and Modern"

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A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Gary Dickson
School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, Scotland, UK
E-Mail: garydickson1212@blueyonder.co.uk
Interests: medieval revivalism; medieval crowd psychology; cult of saints

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Peter Iver Kaufman
Jepson School, University of Richmond, Room 232, Jepson Hall, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173, USA
Website: http://jepson.richmond.edu/faculty/bios/pkaufman/
E-Mail: pkaufman@richmond.edu
Phone: +1 804 2898003
Fax: +1 804 2876062
Interests: christian traditions: late antique, medieval and early modern European spirituality, politics and drama

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gary Dickson has composed the lead essay for this special topics issue of Religions. Dr. Dickson is the author of an acclaimed Children’s Crusade (2008), which sifts contemporary evidence for that controversial and compelling phenomenon and studies it alongside other religious revivals to enrich our understanding of religious enthusiasm and the writing of “mythistory.” With his wide-ranging study of “charisma” in this journal, Dickson asks if (how and why) the term “charisma,” which Weber “half-secularized” and “granted right of entry into the academic world,” can still serve scholars studying religious leadership, cultic practice, contemporary demagogues, and devotees. Religions welcomes brief comments/responses to Dickson’s essay, “Charisma, Medieval and Modern” (ca. 1,500 to 3,000) words and longer contributions on leadership, charisma, and hagiography.

Dr. Gary Dickson
Prof. Dr. Peter Iver Kaufman
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • celebrity
  • charisma
  • cult
  • heroism
  • social memory
  • Weber

Published Papers (10 papers)

Religions 2014, 5(2), 435-443; doi:10.3390/rel5020435
Received: 21 March 2014; in revised form: 11 April 2014 / Accepted: 14 April 2014 / Published: 21 April 2014
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Religions 2014, 5(1), 90-108; doi:10.3390/rel5010090
Received: 29 August 2013; in revised form: 17 December 2013 / Accepted: 20 December 2013 / Published: 10 February 2014
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Religions 2013, 4(2), 209-215; doi:10.3390/rel4020209
Received: 8 February 2013; in revised form: 5 April 2013 / Accepted: 10 April 2013 / Published: 15 April 2013
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Religions 2013, 4(1), 77-95; doi:10.3390/rel4010077
Received: 20 December 2012; in revised form: 25 January 2013 / Accepted: 29 January 2013 / Published: 4 February 2013
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Religions 2013, 4(1), 51-66; doi:10.3390/rel4010051
Received: 14 December 2012; in revised form: 7 January 2013 / Accepted: 16 January 2013 / Published: 25 January 2013
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Religions 2013, 4(1), 30-50; doi:10.3390/rel4010030
Received: 3 December 2012; in revised form: 17 January 2013 / Accepted: 18 January 2013 / Published: 22 January 2013
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 1162-1179; doi:10.3390/rel3041162
Received: 12 November 2012; in revised form: 12 December 2012 / Accepted: 12 December 2012 / Published: 13 December 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 1140-1143; doi:10.3390/rel3041140
Received: 26 October 2012; in revised form: 4 November 2012 / Accepted: 7 November 2012 / Published: 10 December 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(3), 808-816; doi:10.3390/rel3030808
Received: 5 June 2012; in revised form: 28 July 2012 / Accepted: 1 August 2012 / Published: 3 September 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(3), 763-789; doi:10.3390/rel3030763
Received: 26 July 2012; in revised form: 8 August 2012 / Accepted: 10 August 2012 / Published: 23 August 2012
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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