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  • Religious practices and beliefs among religious stayers and religious switchers in Israeli Judaism.
    Beider, Nadia (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:1: 81-99.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Israeli Jews. Religious switchers' religious practice & attitudes do not manifest predicted higher converts' commitment but conform to the levels of the groups that converts arrived at. The groups are "secular" & "religious."

    Associated Search Terms: Israel; Convert; Jewish, Israel; Conversion
  • La mobilité religieuse à l’aune du butinage.
    Droz, Yvan, Edio Soares, Yonatan N. Gez, and Jeanne Rey (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 251-267.

    Religious browsing, conversion, & changeability is the norm rather than exceptional. Based on interviews in Brazil, Kenya, Switzerland, and Ghana. It is useful to see religion not apart from but as an aspect of the cultural & structural context.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Butinage
  • Les metamorphoses de la mobilité. Du schème migratoire au butinage religieux.
    Droz, Yvan (2016)
    In Gilles Sraphin (ed.) Relgion, guérison et forces occultes en Afrique. Le regard du jésuite Eric de Rosny. Paris and Yaounde: Karthala et PUCAC, pp. 113-126.

    Associated Search Terms: Butinage; Conversion; Migration; Mobility (geographical); Africa
  • Religious seekers' attraction to the plain Mennonites and Amish.
    Anderson, Cory (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 125-147.

    Factor analysis of survey data from a web-based convenience sample of seekers attracted to austere plain Anabaptist sects. Factor themes: familism, rejection of sexualized youth culture, fundamentalism perceived as anti-secularization, primitivism, desire for structure, Anabaptist ancestors.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Seeker; Internet survey; Conversion; Anabaptist; Amish; Mennonite
  • Finding their way to heaven: Women, self-narratives and Catholicism in Quito, Ecuador.
    Calderón Muñoz, Maria (2016)
    Socal Compass 63;1: 20-37.

    Based on 2004-06 interviews with women in Catholic groups in Quito. Conversion experiences after a period of dissatisfaction with traditional Catholicism led to maintaining an individualized personal Catholicism, sometimes at odds with official Church teachings.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Identification; Discourse; Post-structuralism; Women; Ecuador, Quito; Catholic, Ecuador
  • Teaching and learning to be religious: Pedagogies of conversion to Islam and Christianity.
    Galonnier, Juliette, and Diego de los Rios (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 59-81.

    Based on 2013-14 participant observation in a Muslim class for converts in a Midwest U.S. city & an Evangelical one mostly for Latinos in south Florida. Finds similarities in pedagogy despite differences in doctrinal & practiced content.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Participant observation; Islam, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Conversion; Comparative
  • Becoming a God hunter towards conversion in a Brooklyn tongue-speaking church.
    Marina, Peter J. (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 76-92.

    Based on participant observation in an Afro-Caribbean Pentecostal church in Brooklyn. The series of sequential steps in entering into the religious search have a long & complex story for the individuals, not a mere crisis.

    Associated Search Terms: Narrative; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United States, New York, Brooklyn; Afro-Caribbean Americans; Participant observation; Conversion
  • Keeping the Vow. The Untold Story of Married Catholic Priests.
    Sullins, D. Paul (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Former married priests of the Anglican Communion who had been accepted into the Latin rite Roman Catholic priesthood, which is usually characterized by celibacy.

    Associated Search Terms: Celibacy; Clergy; Convert; Conversion; Catholic
  • Joining Soka Gakkai in Cuba: Affiliation patterns and factor influencing conversion careers.
    Rodriguez Plasencia, Girardo (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2: 159-171.

    Based on interviews. Shows importance of background congruence with Buddhism, Soka Gakkai's utilitarianism, and networks.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Cuba, Havana; Conversion; Soka Gakkai, Cuba
  • Converting to continuity: Temporality and self in Eastern Orthodox covnersion narratives.
    Winchester, Daniel (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 439-460.

    Conversion narratives of Americans who joined Orthodox churches reveal a progressive discourse of latent religiosity, not a dramatic break with a past.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Discourse; Conversion
  • When white devils join the deen: White American converts to Islam and the experience of non-normative whiteness.
    Galonnier, Juliette (2015)
    Notes et Documents de l'Observatoire sociologique du changement 2015:1.

    Based on open-ended 2013-14 interviews in Midwest U.S.A. cities.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Islam, U.S.A.; Race
  • Intergenerational religious mobility in contemporary China.
    Hu, Anning, and Reid J. Leamaster (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 79-99.

    Analyzes 2010 China General Social Survey data. Intergenerational religious mobility shows a growth of Islam, Christianity, & nones relative to traditional Chinese religions for father-child mobility, & advantage of nones for mother-child mobility.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Christian, China; Conversion; Generations; Islam, China; Atheist, China
  • Non-affiliation, non-denominationalism, religious switching, and denominational switching: Longitudinal analysis of the effects on religiosity.
    Suh, Daniel, and Raymond Russell (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 25-41.

    Analyzes 2006-2010 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) panel data. Conversion from one religion to another increases religiosity, from one Protestant denomination to another affects practice modestly but not belief. Non-affiliates become less religious. Protestants with no denomination resemble other Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Panel study; Atheist, U.S.A.; Practice; Denomination (organizational entity); Conversion; Belief
  • From Celibate Catholic Priest to Married Protestant Minister. Shepherding in Greener Pastures.
    Fichter, Stephen Joseph (2015)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Based on interviews with former Catholic priests in the U.S.A. who became pastors in Protestant churches, most in the Episcopal church but some in the Evangelical Lutheran & United churches. For most, celibacy had been a burden.

    Associated Search Terms: Role exit; Clergy; Role strain; Episcopal; Conversion; Clergy spouses; Celibacy; Vocation; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Anthropology of religious conversion.
    Gooren, Henri (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 84-116.

    History of the anthropological study of conversion.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion
  • Le butinage religieux : regard anthropologique sur les pratiques religieuses.
    Droz, Yvan, Ari Pedro Oro, and Soares Edio (2014)
    In P. Chanson, Y. Droz, Y. Gez, and E. Soares (eds.) La mobilité religieuse. Retours croisés des Afriques aux Amériques. Paris: Karthala, pp. 17-37.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Butinage
  • Conversion and the historic spread of religions.
    Montgomery, Robert L. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 164-189.

    The 3 world religions--Buddhism, Christianity, Islam--spread most effectively where conversions were volitional.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Diffusion; Historical
  • Conversion and Confucianism.
    Sun, Anna (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 538-555.

    One can become Confucian, but it is not exactly conversion; it is a matter of cultivation.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Historical; China; Confucian
  • Sociology of religious conversion.
    Yang, Fenggang, and Andrew Abel (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 140-163.

    The sociological study of conversion has progressed from micro toward macro level inquiry.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Levels of inclusiveness
  • Conversion to new religious movements.
    Cowan, Douglas E. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 687-705.

    Conversion to new religions is a complex topic; there is little empirical support for the simplistic brainwashing hypothesis.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Brainwashing; Conversion
  • Disengagement and apostasy in new religious movements.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 706-735.

    Joining & disaffiliating are part of the same process.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Conversion; Disaffiliation
  • Changes in religious group affiliation during older adulthood: Evidence from an 11-year longitudinal study.
    Hayward, R. David, and Neal Krause (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:4: 539-554.

    Analyzes 2001-12 panel interview data from Americans aged 66+. changes in religious affiliation occur in a significant % of older people, especially among white Protestants, with some changing repeatedly.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Gerontology; Panel study
  • The role of language in religious conversion.
    Stromberg, Peter G. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 117-139.

    Reviews studies of the conversion narrative & the relationship between discourse & personal transformation.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Discourse; Testimonial
  • The youth crisis model of conversion: An idea whose time has passed?
    Lewis, James R. (2014)
    Numen: International Rwview for the History of Religions 65:5-6: 594-614.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescence; Conversion; Youth
  • Wrestling the devil: Conversion and exit from Central American gangs.
    Brenneman, Robert (2014)
    Latin American Research Reveiw 49 (special issue): 112-128.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Gang; Adolescents; Latin America
  • Conversion and brainwahsing: Controversies and contrasts.
    Richardson, James T. (2014)
    In G. Chryssides and B.E. Zeller (eds.) The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements. New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 89-101.

    Associated Search Terms: Brainwashing; Conflict; Conversion; New religions
  • "Conversion" to Islam and the cosntruction of the pious self.
    Nieuwkerk, Karin van (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 667-680.

    Muslims consider Islam the natural religion & thus speak of reversion rather than conversion. The author structures the discussion around the case of a Dutch woman.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Islam; Testimonial; Case study
  • Religious Identity and Mobility in Nairobi: A "Religious Repertoire" Approach.
    Gez, Yonatan N. (2014)
    Unpublsihed Ph.D. dissertation, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

    Associated Search Terms: Kenya, Nairobi; Conversion; Identity; Migration; Mobility (geographical)
  • Legal and political issues and religius conversion.
    Richardson, James T. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 736-755.

    Overview, focusing mostly on the U.S.A. & Europe.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Europe; Law; Proselytizing; State; United States
  • Conversión e identidad en el budismo zen argentno. Un enfoque etnográfico.
    Carini, Catón (2014)
    Revista cultura y religión 8:2: 247-264.

    Associated Search Terms: Zen, Argentina; Identity; Conversion; Argentina; Buddhist, Argentina
  • Conversion and retention in Mormonism.
    Bryant, Seth L., Henri Gooren, Rick Phillips, and David G. Stewart, Jr. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 756-785.

    Ending polygyny & being exposed to the non-Mormon world led to emphasizing unique practices & creating a ruling bureaucracy.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Adaptation; Bureaucracy; Conversion; Historical; Identity; Organization; Mormon
  • Converties à l’islam. Parcours de femmes au Québec et en France.
    Mossière, Géraldine (2014)
    Montréal: Presses l'Universitaire du Montréal.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, France; France; Canada, Quebec; Women; Conversion; Islam, Canada
  • La Virge et la Santa Maria. Les soeurs MIC et la plasticité des religions chinoises à l’Hôpital Général chinois de Manille (1921-1939).
    Laugrand, Frédéric (2014)
    Social Compass 61:4: 550-568.

    Catholic sisters from Canada established relationships with their Chinese immigrant patients in Manilla & converted some, but the conversions carried Chinese folk religion into the cult of the Virgin Mary.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionnaires de l'Immaculée-Conception; Syncretism; Sisters; Philippines, Manila; Missionary; Historical; Conversion; Catholic, Philippines; Chinese Filippinos
  • Childhood Misfortune, Ultimate Redemption? A Stress Process--Life Course Analysis of Adult Born-Again Experiences.
    Schafer, Markus H. (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:1: 25-56.

    Analyzes 1995 questionnaire and 2004-06 follow-up questionnaire data (Midlife Development in the United States data). People broadly victimized as children are more likely than others to have a born-again experience.

    Associated Search Terms: Victimization; United States; Stress; Panel study; Life course; Born again experience; Conversion
  • Native Evangelism in Central Mexico.
    Nutini, Hugo G., and Jean F. Nutini (2014)
    Austin: University of Texas Press

    Based on 1996-2006 field work in the Córdoba-Orizaba region & the Tlaxcala-Pueblan Valley. 2 independent Evangelical sects differ-one authoritarian & hierarchical, & the other not. Develops the concept “destructive sect” for Luz del Mundo.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Amistad y Vida; Sexual abuse; Functionalism; Evangelical, Mexico; Conversion; Polity; Mexico; Luz del Mundo; Comparative
  • Becoming Catholic. Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape.
    Yamane, David (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2002 participant observation in 6 parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, supplemented by surveys and interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne; Participant observation; Parish; Individualism; Familism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Conversion; Initiation; United States, Indiana, South Bend
  • The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States.
    Pew Research Center (2014)
    Washington, D.C.: Pew Reserch Center.

    Largely 2013 descriptive statistics on a sample of Latino Americans, focusing on their religion & related attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Belief; Politics, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Ethnic; Denomination (organizational entity); Conversion; Charismatic, U.S.A.; Practice
  • Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Describes U.S.A. religion with General Social Survey data; presents models predicting religious switching & apostasy. Secularization, supply-side rational choice theories, & other grand theories fail to explain changes of religion in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Politics, U.S.A.; Polity; Practice; Sexual activity; Sexual attitudes; Change; Disaffiliation; Homosexuality; Belief; Conversion; Education; Secularization; Rational choice theory; Membership; Identification; Marriage; Migration; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Ethnic; United States
  • Religious Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Making of Religious Identities.
    Onnudottir, Helena, Adam Possamai, and Bryan S. Turner (2013)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Identity
  • "I was always this way...": Rhetorics of continuty in narratives of conversion.
    Johnston, Erin F. (2013)
    Sociological Forum 28:3: 549-573.

    Associated Search Terms: Pagan; Conversion; Convert; Discourse
  • "I was always this way...": Rhetorics of continuity in narratives of conversion.
    Johnson, Erin (2013)
    Sociologial Forum 28:3: 549-573.

    Studies the principal rhetorical conventions within Pagan practitioners’ narratives of conversion. Based on fieldwork & 25 in-depth interviews with Pagan practitioners.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Discourse; Pagan, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • Genre, conversion personnelle et individualism en pentecôtisme: les Assemblées de Dieu de Polynésie française.
    Malogne-Fer, Gwendoline (2013)
    Social Compass 60:2: 189-203.

    Seemingly individualist conversion is contingent on couples who live together marrying; the call to the pastorate is limited to males. Generally, women want to convert first & their mates convert with them.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, French Polynesia; Conversion; Gender role; Individualism; Pentecostal, French Polynesia; French Polynesia, Moorea
  • New landscapes of religious diversity in Mexico.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Christina Gutiérrez Zúñiga (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 125-148.

    Reports 2000 & '10 census data. Considers variables that are associated with conversion to minority religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Stratification; Age; Mexico; Urbanization; Migration; Membership; Marginality; Gender; Ethnic; Ecology; Conversion
  • Getting the Holy Ghost. Urban Ethnography in a Brooklyn Pentecostal Tongue-Speaking Church.
    Marina, Peter (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Glossolalia; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Participant observation; United States, New York, New York; Caribbean Americans; Conversion; Institutionalization
  • Cracks in the conversion network paradigm.
    Lewis, James R. (2012)
    International Journal for the Study of New Religions 3:2: 142-162.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Conversion; New religions
  • Experiencia y rearticulación identitaria en mujeres españolas convertidas al Islam.
    Madonia, Salvatore (2012)
    Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociologicas 140: 49-68.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Islam, Spain; Women; Conversion
  • Queering conversion: Exploring new theoretical pathways to understand religious conversion in a Western context.
    Peumans, Wim, and Christiane Stallaert (2012)
    In Peter Nynäs and Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (eds.) Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 109-124.

    Case study of a gay male Belgian Marxist who converted to Islam.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Belgium; Homosexuality; Islam, Belgium; Conversion
  • Parental divorce, parental religious characteristics, and religious outcomes in adulthood.
    Uecker, Jeremy E., and Christopher G. Ellison (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:4: 777-794.

    Analyzes 1991, '98, & 2008 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; growing up in a single-parent family is positively associated with religious disaffiliation & switching; it has a negative relationship with attendance when 2 religiously-involved parents divorce.

    Associated Search Terms: Divorce; Generations; Practice; Socialization; United States; Family; Conversion; Disaffiliation
  • Sufi spirituality and the code of Islam in everyday practice: Findings from a qualitative study of a Sufi group in Milan.
    Sündal, Fatma (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 181-199.

    Based on participat observation & interviews in a Jerrahi-Halveti group in Milano; focuses on a small number of converts.

    Associated Search Terms: Convert; Islam, Italy; Conversion; Everyday life; Experience; Italy, Milano; Spirituality; Sufi, Italy; Participant observation
  • Experiential careers: The routinization and de-routinization of religious life.
    Tavory, Iddo, and Daniel Wincheser (2012)
    Theory and Society 41:4: 351-373.

    Field studies with an Orthodox Jewish community & with a community of Muslim converts, both in the U.S., show experiential intensity at the time of conversion tapering off after a time. (The authors discovered what spiritual writers have in the past termed "first fervor.")

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Experience; Participant observation; Phenomenology; Islam, U.S.A.; Career; Conversion
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