noun (plural charismata or charisms) Etymology: Greek charisma Date: circa 1641 an extraordinary power (as of healing) given a Christian by the Holy Spirit for the good of the church

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  • Charism — Cha rism, n. [Gr. ? gift.] (Eccl.) A miraculously given power, as of healing, speaking foreign languages without instruction, etc., attributed to some of the early Christians. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Charism — Charịsm   [x ], Chwarẹsm [x ], Chwarịsm [x ], Chorẹsm [x ], am Unterlauf des Amudarja (Oxus) gelegenes zentralasiatisches Reich, das von den nordiranischen Stämmen der Charismier (Chwaresmier, Choresmier) gebildet wurde und schon in der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Charism — See also: charisma The term charisma denotes any good gift that flows from God s benevolent love.[1] In Christian theology, a charism (in Greek: χαρίσμα; plural: charismata) i …   Wikipedia

  • charism — /kəˈrɪzəm/ (say kuh riz7m), /ˈkærɪzəm/ (say karizuhm) noun Roman Catholic Church an extraordinary power, as of healing, given to someone by the Holy Ghost for the good of the Church: the healing charism of St Vincent de Paul. Also, charisma …   Australian English dictionary

  • charism — char·ism (kărʹĭz əm) n. Christianity Charisma. * * * …   Universalium

  • charism — noun A power or authority, generally of a spiritual nature, believed to be a freely given gift by the grace of God …   Wiktionary

  • charism — char·ism …   English syllables

  • charism —  / charismata  Харизма …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • charism —    This word (from the Greek charis, meaning gift ) refers to a spiritual gift or grace given by the Holy Spirit to personsfor their own spiritual improvement as well as for the benefit of the Christian community. (See CCC 799 801) …   Glossary of theological terms

  • charism — noun see charisma …   Useful english dictionary