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Conversion To Christianity / Edition 1
     

Conversion To Christianity / Edition 1

by Robert W. Hefner
 

ISBN-10: 0520078365

ISBN-13: 9780520078369

Pub. Date: 06/19/1993

Publisher: University of California Press


One of the most striking developments in the history of modern civilizations has been the conversion of tribal peoples to more expansively organized "world" religions. There is little scholarly consensus as to why these religions have endured and why conversion to them has been so widespread. These essays explore the phenomenon of Christian conversion from this

Overview


One of the most striking developments in the history of modern civilizations has been the conversion of tribal peoples to more expansively organized "world" religions. There is little scholarly consensus as to why these religions have endured and why conversion to them has been so widespread. These essays explore the phenomenon of Christian conversion from this world-building perspective. Combining rich case studies with original theoretical insights, this work challenges sociologists, anthropologists and historians of religion to reassess the varieties of religious experience and the convergent processes involved in religious change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520078369
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/19/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents


Robert W. Hefner, Introduction
Howard Clark Kee on the Early Church
Terence Ranger on Southern Africa
Robert W. Hefner on Java
William L. Merrill on Mexico
Donald K. Pollock on Amazonia
John Barker on Papua, New Guinea
Aram A. Yengoyan on Australia
Charles F. Keyes on Thailand
David K. Jordan on China
Peter Wood, Afterword

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