Item description for Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation by Robert W. Hefner...
One of the most striking developments in the history of modern civilizations has been the conversion of tribal peoples to more expansively organized "world" religions. There is little scholarly consensus as to why these religions have endured and why conversion to them has been so widespread. These essays explore the phenomenon of Christian conversion from this world-building perspective. Combining rich case studies with original theoretical insights, this work challenges sociologists, anthropologists and historians of religion to reassess the varieties of religious experience and the convergent processes involved in religious change.
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Studio: University of California Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.05" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.73" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 5, 1993
Publisher University of California Press
ISBN 0520078365 ISBN13 9780520078369
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More About Robert W. Hefner
Robert W. Hefner is Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs at Boston University and author or editor of 17 books on religion and politics, including Shari a Politics: Islamic Law and Society in the Modern World (IUP, 2011) and Muslims and Modernity: Society and Culture since 1800.
Robert W. Hefner currently resides in the state of Massachusetts. Robert W. Hefner was born in 1952 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Boston University Boston University, USA Boston University, USA Boston.