- derived from "bureaucratie" the french word meaning bureau, writing-desk or office. Max WEBER developed the term technically to refer to a system of managerial control. In the SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION the role of bureaucracy is used to explain the process by which the original enthusiasm of a NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT, often based on a CHARISMATIC leader, is transformed into a formalized--and often dead--religious organization.
Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.
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