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  1. Charismatic authority

    Charismatic authority is a concept of leadership developed by the German sociologist Max Weber. It involves a type of organization or a type of leadership in which authority derives from the charisma of the leader. This stands in contrast to two other types of authority: legal authority and traditional authority. Each of the three types forms part of Max Weber's tripartite classification of authority. "Charisma" is an ancient Greek term that initially gained prominence through Saint Paul's letters to the emerging Christian communities in the first century. In this context, it generally referred to a divinely-originating "gift" that demonstrated the authority of God within the early leaders of the Church. Max Weber took this theological notion and generalized it, viewing it as something that followers attribute, thereby opening it up for use by sociologists who applied it to political, military, celebrity, and non-Christian religious contests. Other terms used are "charismatic domination" and "charismatic leadership".


  1. Charismatic authority

    Max Weber defined charismatic authority as "resting on devotion to the exceptional sanctity, heroism or exemplary character of an individual person, and of the normative patterns or order revealed or ordained by him." The concept has acquired wide usage among sociologists. Other terms used are "charismatic domination" and "charismatic leadership".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Charismatic authority in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Charismatic authority in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • السلطة الكاريزميةArabic
  • charismatische AutoritätGerman
  • autoridad carismáticaSpanish
  • סמכות כריזמטיתHebrew
  • autoridade carismáticaPortuguese
  • چارزمیکی اتھارٹیUrdu

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