Chana Ullman's The Transformed Self: The Psychology of Religious Conversion PDF

By Chana Ullman

This booklet is ready the dramatic event of non secular conver­ sion. The phenomenon of non secular conversion lies on the crossroad of a number of disciplines. because the identify of this booklet exhibits, my very own curiosity in spiritual conversion isn't sociological, historic, nor anthropolog­ ical. My fundamental curiosity isn't really even within the area of the psychology of faith. that's, this e-book isn't a entire assessment of the social mental elements that form non secular ideals quite often and spiritual conversions specifically. fairly, my basic curiosity is within the event of conversion as an example of a significant, surprising swap during individu­ al lives. non secular conversion is tested during this ebook prinwrily from the viewpoint of the psychology of the self. My target is to clarify the adventure of non secular conversion as a transformation within the self and to elevate feedback for the learn of the self that derive from the knowledge on non secular conversion. This curiosity dictated the scope in addition to the equipment of the current research. specifically, i've got selected to check people who have certainly replaced visibly because of their conversion. My inquiry was once according to self-report, assuming the significance of the person's personal standpoint. ultimately, my inquiry used to be semi-clinical, vii viii PREFACE in keeping with the belief of an underlying constitution to the types of conversion experiences.

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