Charismatic Embodiment and Religious Authority - a Qadiriyya Sufi community in Northwest China
This thesis examines practices of charismatic cultivation at a Qadiriyya Sufi site located in Northwest China named Guo Gongbei. The thesis asks—what is charisma in this context? That is, what factors are perceived to be generative of charisma, a particular spiritual power? The effective transmission or cultivation of this ‘charisma’ to disciples is vital to the maintenance and continuity of the Sufi genealogy, and this is crucial for the Chinese Qadiriyya Sufi disciples in this study....[Show more]
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