How Religious Content Matters in Conversion Narratives to Various Religious Groups

  title={How Religious Content Matters in Conversion Narratives to Various Religious Groups},
  author={Ines W. Jindra},
  journal={Sociology of Religion},
  • I. Jindra
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Sociology
  • Sociology of Religion
Even though considerable literature on conversions exists, there is a lack of literature comparing conversion processes in different religious groups. This paper is based upon an analysis of 50 conversion narratives to various religious groups using the narrative interview process of German sociologist Fritz Schutze. Narrative interviews are used to map the entire biography of a person, and its relation to the conversion experience. The interviews are analyzed using "constant comparison… 

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