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date: 27 November 2020

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This chapter considers the flowering of new religious communities after the Second Vatican Council. The Council’s ecclesiological constitution Lumen gentium emphasizes the charismatic dimension of the Church at some key points, although without pitting this dimension against the hierarchical. Recent charismatic movements within the Church are the latest manifestation of a constant feature of the Church’s life, from early Christian ascetic communities, through to the new religious orders of the sixteenth and then the nineteenth centuries. The latter sections of the chapter consider a series of recent movements and their different charisms: Opus Dei, Charismatic Renewal, the Emmanuel Community, the Community of the Beatitudes, the Neocatechumenal Way, Communion and Liberation, and Focolare.

Keywords: charismatic, pneumatology, Holy Spirit, community, Opus Dei, Communion and Liberation, Focolare

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