chapter  7
THE LATER PERIOD: ROUTINISATION AND CONSOLIDATION
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Religious movements founded through charisma or revelations ‘cannot long sustain constant doctrinal revision’, nor can they allow unrestricted revelation, and so, in Weberian terms, they become ‘routinised’:

as movements grow and develop more ramified organizational structures, pressures build up against further revelations, for organizations are served best by a completed faith.