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Charismatic is an umbrella term used to describe those Christians who believe that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit (also known as Gifts of the Holy Spirit) seen in the first century Christian Church, such as healing, miracles and glossolalia, are available to contemporary Christians and ought to be experienced and practiced today.

Some Charismatics reject the preeminence given by Pentecostalism to glossolalia, reject what they consider to be legalism sometimes associated with Pentecostalism, and often stay in their existing denominations such as Roman Catholic Charismatics.

Charismatic Denominations[]

The following groups are all charismatic, although some of them would describe themselves as non-denominational

While Charismatic Christians are not exclusive to any single denomination, Charismatic theology is not uniquely Protestant. There is a burgeoning Charismatic movement within the Roman Catholic Church, and Pope John Paul II was reputed to have had a Charismatic Priest as his personal pastor.

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