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This article analyzes the transformations in the concept of charisma since its original use by Paul in the first century up to its last post-Weberian derivations in the twenty-first century. It argues for the desirability of a return to its Pauline origins in order to apply it to historical realities, specifically those referring to medieval Europe. Its aim is to return the debate on charisma to the historical discipline, beyond the presentist orientation of the social sciences. Specifically, I highlight the dangers of ignoring the theological and spiritual origin of the whole discussion on charisma, and of the concept itself, to avoid antiquarian alienation or presentist solipsism.


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