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A History of Christian Conversion

David W. Kling


Conversion has played a central role in the history of Christianity. In this first in-depth and wide-ranging narrative history, David W. Kling examines the dynamic of individuals, families, and people groups who turn to the Christian faith. Global in reach, this book progresses from early Christian beginnings in the Roman world to Christianity’s expansion into Europe, the Americas, China, India, and Africa. Although conversion is often associated with a particular strand of modern Christianity (evangelical) and a particular type of experience (sudden, overwhelming), it is, when examined over t ... More

Keywords: conversion, Christianity, global, Protestantism, Catholicism, Pentecostalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780195320923
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195320923.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David W. Kling, author
Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of Miami

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