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Religious conversion : contemporary practices and controversies

Author: Christopher Lamb; M Darrol Bryant
Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 1999.
Series: Issues in contemporary religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring how conversion has been understood by different religions during different eras, this study includes a survey of the textual, legal, ritual, historic and experiential dimensions of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Lamb; M Darrol Bryant
ISBN: 0304338427 9780304338429 0304338435 9780304338436
OCLC Number: 40716608
Description: viii, 342 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Conversion: contours of controversy and commitment in a plural world / M. Darrol Bryant and Christopher Lamb --
pt. I. Conversion: theoretical perspectives. 1. Converting: stages of religious change / Lewis R. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian. 2. Conversion: inward, outward and awkward / Donald Taylor. 3. Conversion: up from evangelicalism or the pentecostal and charismatic experience / Frank K. Flinn --
pt. II. Conversion in the world's religions. 4. Conversion as a process leading to enlightenment: the Buddhist perspective / Christopher Lamb. 5. Conversion to Judaism: a tale of the good, the bad and the ungrateful / Rodney Mariner. 6. Conversion from within and without in Chinese religion / Jordan Paper. 7. Contra conversion: the case of the Zoroastrians of India / Homi B. Dhalla. 8. Conversion: a Hindu/Gandhian perspective / K.L. Seshagiri Rao. 9. Conversion to Islam: the Qur'anic paradigm / Yasin Dutton. 10. Conversion in the Sikh tradition / Doris R. Jakobsh.
Series Title: Issues in contemporary religion.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Lamb and M. Darrol Bryant.

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