Religious Change, Conversion and Culture


  • Lynette Olson


preface, frontmatter, religion, conversion, culture, multi-disciplinary


This book publishes the papers from a conference which grew out of an undergraduate course … the indigenisation of Christianity [was] seen in all of the societies studied, and the creative role of the convert in the conversion process has emerged as perhaps the most important theme of all. …

After teaching this course for a number of years, we had the idea of holding a short conference (9-10 April, 1994) in which scholars … in a variety of disciplines would examine conversion in a wider context. …

Following the conference, Dr Bill Jobling spoke to me at length about its value in … promoting communication about its subject. … The book of the conference is dedicated to his memory.