Religious Conversion And Identity / Edition 1

Religious Conversion And Identity / Edition 1

by Massimo Leone, Leone Massimo
     
 

The way in which people change and represent their spiritual evolution is often determined by recurrent language structures. Through the analysis of ancient and modern stories and their words and images, this book describes the nature of conversion through explorations of the encounter with the religious message, the discomfort of spiritual uncertainty, the loss of

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The way in which people change and represent their spiritual evolution is often determined by recurrent language structures. Through the analysis of ancient and modern stories and their words and images, this book describes the nature of conversion through explorations of the encounter with the religious message, the discomfort of spiritual uncertainty, the loss of personal and social identity, the anxiety of destabilization, the reconstitution of the self and the discovery of a new language of the soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415306119
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/04/2003
Series:
Routledge Studies in Religion Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction: Vertigos and lies
1The destabilization of the self1
Comparing fiction and reality: some epistemological notes2
Preaching and conversion after the Council of Trent11
The mute word: cultural obstacles between preaching and conversion13
The eloquent icon: sermons of images and images of sermons in early-modern Catholic evangelization19
2The crisis of the self53
Conversion and treason53
Conversion and controversy62
Conclusion78
3The re-stabilization of the self79
Introduction79
The conversion of ideas: the fig tree81
The conversion of passions: the mirrors and the ointment104
The conversion of actions: the horse151
Conclusion171
Notes174
Bibliography210
Index236

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