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4. According to Shils, “Charisma not only disrupts social order, it also maintains or conserves it” Shils argues that Weber’s theory was somewhat incomplete. He says that “Weber’s problem was to describe the mechanisms and to state the conditions of the emergence of charismatic leadership and its subsidence into a routine and occasionally dynamic coexistence with traditional and bureaucratic authority”. Weber made the content of charisma quite psychological , using it to refer to a particular constellation of personality qualities. In Weber’s usage, charisma is,in the first instance, a property of conduct and personality regarded by those who respond to it as a manifestation of endowment with, or possession by , some divine power. Weber Religious point of view of charisma Weber discussed the transformation of genuine i.e., intense, individually concentrated, charisma into such patterns as “kinship charisma”, “hereditary charisma”, and “charisma of office”. Weber did not consider the more widely dispersed, unintense operation of charismatic
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course SOC 168 taught by Professor Lio during the Spring '07 term at UC Riverside.

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