Citing scholars such as Kierkegaard (cited in Bretall, 1946) and Becker (1973), Temple argues that religious conversion
is linked to self-consciousness, which is both a blessing and a curse.
In particular, I argue that (1) religious conversion
must be understood as a process and continuum rather than a single discrete event, (2) conversion is a multiply-determined phenomenon that demands a complex theoretical model and a multifaceted research methodology, and (3) researchers would be well served by reevaluating the categories and concepts we utilize for measuring the political and social effects of religious conversion
He reportedly has gone through a religious conversion
and has befriended his old nemesis, Cardinal Obando y Bravo, the Catholic Church's top-ranking official in Nicaragua.
He will describe his religious conversion
and the importance of religion in his life.
What Sharman was asking for amounted to a religious conversion
But he tells me he stopped voting before his religious conversion
, that he'd already given up on the process.
Standouts in a consistently fine collection include the travails of a werewolf wife aging in dog years in Susan Palwick's "Gestella," Cory Doctorow's vicious satire of corporate warfare and its victim-soldiers in "Power Punctuation," and the heart-stopping black comedy of Terry Bisson's "The Old Rugged Cross," in which a death row inmate's religious conversion
is capitalized on by virtually everyone who comes in contact with him.
Recounting the story of Ali's religious conversion
and draft refusal, Young synthesizes this encounter between black hero and white imagination with the later collision of Basquiat and the art world.
Still, her decision must be a source of regret to her gullible supporters who were convinced by Hindley's sincere claims of religious conversion
Padma Anagol's study looks at the Indian women who were the recruits for religious conversion
by the kind of missionary women discussed by Haggis, while Margaret Ward explores the masculinist character of Irish nationalism.
Tony's religious conversion
came after he met American evangelist Billy Graham when he was a teenager.
At about this same time she underwent the religious conversion
that returned her to the Episcopal church, which she had left twenty years before.