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Religious Conversion And Identity / Edition 1
     

Religious Conversion And Identity / Edition 1

by Massimo Leone, Leone Massimo
 

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ISBN-10: 0415306116

ISBN-13: 9780415306119

Pub. Date: 11/04/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Table of Illustrations
Introduction
Vertigos and Lies
I. The Destabilization of the Self
1.1 Comparing Fiction and Reality: Some Epistemological Notes
1.2 Preaching and Conversion After the Council of Trent
1.3 The Mute Word: Cultural Obstacles Between Preaching and Conversion
1.4 The Eloquent Icon: Sermons of Images and Images of Sermons in Early-Modern Catholic Evangelization
II. The Crisis of the Self
2.1 Conversion and Treason
2.2 Conversion and Controversy
III. The Re-stabilization of the Self
Introduction
3.1 The Conversion of Ideas: the Fig-Tree
3.2 The Conversion of Passions: the Mirror and the Ointment
3.3 The Conversion of Actions: the Horse
Conclusion
Bibliography
Notes

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