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The Oxford handbook of religious conversion

Author: Lewis R Rambo
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook offers a comprehensive exploration of the dynamics of religious conversion, which for centuries has profoundly shaped societies, cultures, and individuals throughout the world.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oxford handbook of religious conversion.
(DLC) 2013024404
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis R Rambo
ISBN: 019998459X 9780199984596 9780199713547 0199713545
OCLC Number: 886739541
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 803 pages .).
Contents: History and religious conversion / Marc David Baer --
Demographics of religious conversion / Todd M. Johnson --
Geographies of religious conversion / Lily Kong and Seeta Nair --
Anthropology of religious conversion / Henri Gooren --
The role of language in religious conversion / Peter G. Stromberg --
Sociology of religious conversion / Fenggang Yang and Andrew Abel --
Conversion and the historic spread of religions / Robert L. Montgomery --
Migration and conversion of Korean American Christians / Rebecca Y. Kim --
Psychology of religious conversion and spiritual transformation / Raymond F. Paloutzian --
Religious conversion and cognitive neuroscience / Kelly Bulkeley --
Dreaming and religious conversion / Kelly Bulkeley --
Deconversion / Heinz Streib --
Feminist approaches to the study of religious conversion / Eliza F. Kent --
Seeing religious conversion through the arts / Diane Apostolos-Cappadona --
Religious conversion as narrative and autobiography / Bruce Hindmarsh --
Religious conversion and semiotic analysis / Massimo Leone --
Political science and religious conversion / Timothy J. Steigenga --
Hinduism and conversion / Arvind Sharma --
Conversion to Jain identity / Andrea R. Jain --
Buddhist conversion in the contemporary world / Dan Smyer Yü --
Conversion to Sikhism / Gurinder Singh Mann --
Adherence and conversion to Daoism / Louis Komjathy --
Conversion and Confuciansim / Anna Sun --
"Conversion" and the resurgence of indigenous religion in China / Lizhu Fan and Na Chen --
Conversion to Judaism / Alan F. Segal --
Conversion to Christianity / David W. Kling --
Conversion to Islam in theological and historical perspectives / Marcia Hermansen --
"Conversion" to Islam and the construction of a pious self / Karin van Nieuwerk --
Conversion to new religious movements / Douglas E. Cowan --
Disengagement and apostasy in new religious movements / Stuart A. Wright --
Legal and political issues and religious conversion / James T. Richardson --
Conversion and retention in Mormonism / Seth L. Bryant [and 3 others].
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Lewis R. Rambo and Charles Farhadian.

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