Conversion in the age of pluralism /

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Imprint:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 333 pages) : illustrations
Series:Religion and the social order, 1061-5210 ; v. 17
Religion and the social order ; v. 17.
Religious pluralism.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- General.
Religious pluralism.
Religiöser Pluralismus
Plurale samenleving.
Konversion (Religion).
Religiöser Pluralismus.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
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Other authors / contributors:Giordan, Giuseppe.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:This book's chapters assess the nature of conversion and present data on specific convertion types, experiences, and theories including such topics as heroes, semiotics, new towns, pilgrimages, the New Age, relations among Catholics, Afro-Brazilians, and Protestants in Brazil, re-conversionist movements, Soka Gakkai, and the LDS church.
Other form:Print version: Conversion in the age of pluralism. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009 9789004178038
Standard no.:10.1163/ej.9789004178038.i-334
Table of Contents:
  • Preface: The sociology of conversion / Roberto Cipriani
  • Introduction: The varieties of conversion experience / Giuseppe Giordan
  • The meaning of conversion : redirection of foundational trust / Anthony J. Blasi
  • Conversion : heroes and their sociological redemption / Kieran Flanagan
  • Elements for a semiotics of "conversion" / Patrick Michel
  • For love of faith : patterns of religious engagement in a new town / Kees de Groot
  • Pilgrimage and conversion / William H. Swatos, Jr.
  • Becoming a new ager : a conversion, an affiliation, a fashion? / Régis Dericquebourg
  • Enchantment, identity, community, and conversion : Catholics, Afro-Brazilians and Protestants in Brazil / Roberto Motta
  • Convert, revert, pervert / Enzo Pace
  • Conversion as a new lifestyle : an exploratory study of Soka Gakkai in Italy / Luigi Berzano and Eliana Martoglio
  • Conversion as opposition / Giuseppe Giordan
  • Making the convert : conversions in the LDS community today / Sophie-Hélène Trigeaud
  • A cognitive psychology perspective on religious conversion as told in the Gospels / Stefano Federici, Pierluigi Caddeo, and Francesco Valerio Tommasi
  • Conversion and mission : missionary insertion and the social conditions of Christianization / Paul-André Turcotte.