Religious Change, Conversion and Culture

Lynette Olson

Abstract


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.


Keywords


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

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