Charismania: When Christian Fundamentalism Goes Wrong
The Charismatic movement is experiencing an extraordinary growth worldwide. Heralded by many as the future of Christianity, it has spread through all the major Christian denominations.
In this book, Roland Howard examines the origins of charismatic religion, charts its rise in the UK and examines trends within the movement. Basing his study on a number of well-authenticated case studies, some of which have appeared in national newspapers, Howard explores key phenomena such as spiritual warfare, exorcism, spiritual gifts and the Toronto blessing. He raises significant questions about the values and practices of the movement, and considers these in relation to the wider rise in fundamentalism and experience-based religion.
Powerfully and accessibly written, Charismania is essential reading for Charismatics, for Church leaders, and for all those interested in contemporary Christianity.