Finding Faith, Losing Faith: Stories of Conversion and Apostasy

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Baylor University Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 258 pages
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This book examines conversion stories as told by people who have actually undergone a conversion experience, including experiences of apostasy. The stories reveal that there is not just one "conversion story." Scot McKnight and Hauna Ondrey show that "conversion theory" helps explain why some people walk away from one religion, often to another, very different religion. The book confirms the usefulness-particularly for pastors, rabbis, and priests, and university and college teachers-of applying conversion theory to specific groups. However, the book's sensitive detailing of the stories themselves makes conversion more than a theoretical occurrence; it makes the immediacy, and often the difficulty, of conversion both real and moving.

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What Really Happens?
Leaving Church Finding Freedom
Leaving the Synagogue Finding the Church

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About the author (2008)

Scot McKnight is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University.

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