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Understanding religious conversion

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This edition was published in by Yale University Press in New Haven.

Written in English

240 pages

In this now classic text, 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 conversions 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.

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Work Description

In this now classic text, 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 conversions 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.

Understanding religious conversion

This edition was published in by Yale University Press in New Haven.


First Sentence

"How and why do people convert?"

Edition Description

In this now classic text, 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 conversions 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.

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction 1
1 Models and Methods 5
2 Context 20
3 Crisis 44
4 Quest 56
5 The Advocate 66
6 The Advocate's Strategy 76
7 Encounter between Advocate and Convert 87
8 Interaction 102
9 Commitment 124
10 Consequences 142
Conclusion 165
Notes 177
Bibliography 209
Index 235

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-234) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
291.4/2
Library of Congress
BL639 .R35 1993

The Physical Object

Pagination
xx, 240 p. :
Number of pages
240

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OL1734540M
Internet Archive
understandingrel0000ramb
ISBN 10
0300052839
LC Control Number
92039404
Library Thing
1111452
Goodreads
5835272

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