Understanding Religious Conversion

Understanding Religious Conversion

by Lewis R. Rambo
     
 

Drawing on insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, theology, and missiology, as well as on interviews with converts from disparate backgrounds, Lewis Rambo provides a critique and evaluation of religious conversion throughout the world. He considers various theories of conversion, examines the role of cultural and social factors in the conversion… See more details below

Overview

Drawing on insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, theology, and missiology, as well as on interviews with converts from disparate backgrounds, Lewis Rambo provides a critique and evaluation of religious conversion throughout the world. He considers various theories of conversion, examines the role of cultural and social factors in the conversion process, and describes how different religions and disciplines view conversion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300052831
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/26/1993
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Models and Methods5
2Context20
3Crisis44
4Quest56
5The Advocate66
6The Advocate's Strategy76
7Encounter between Advocate and Convert87
8Interaction102
9Commitment124
10Consequences142
Conclusion165
Notes177
Bibliography209
Index235

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