Spirit Possession and Popular Religion: From the Camisards to the Shakers

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Pietists, Methodists, and sectarian groups such as the Shakers all shared the conviction that God touched the individual directly and visibly; manifestations of spirit possession, accompanied by prophecy, visions, and ecstatic seizures, became outward signs of an inner expedience, a kind of sacred theater as believers acted out their possession before others. Clarke Garrett follows this "sacred theater"back to the Camisards of southeastern France, an ecstatic Protestant group whose doomed rebellion against Louis XIV led to ...

Spirit Possession and Popular Religion: From the Camisards to the Shakers 1998, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801859236

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Spirit Possession and Popular Religion: From the Camisards to the Shakers 1987, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801834868

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