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Conversion Narratives

Allan Anderson, Michael Bergunder, André Droogers, and Cornelis van der Laan

in Studying Global Pentecostalism: Theories and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266612
eISBN:
9780520947504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266612.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter illustrates how people tell the story of their conversion. To analyze the success of Pentecostalism worldwide, it is imperative to understand the Pentecostal conversion experience. It ... More


“ … in the Bible, I saw things new … “: Scripturalization and White Men's Magic as Orientation

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 focuses on Equiano’s narration of his conversion experience as full entry into the discursive regime of scripturalization as magical arts.


Aristotle in the Cold War: On the Origins of Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

George A. Reisch

in Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty: Reflections on a Science Classic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226317038
eISBN:
9780226317175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317175.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter contextualizes Kuhn’s early thinking about science and philosophy in the first years of the cold war and, in particular, his formative “Aristotle experience,” his sudden realization that ... More


Social Justice by Maya Empowerment

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0024
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes examples of liberation priests involved in various community efforts that empowered the Maya to confront their crisis, especially by literacy, health, or cooperative programs. ... More


Social Justice by Armed Rebellion

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes Liberation Catholics in arms, a turning to violence seen as the only alternative to combat governmental oppression and those allied with it. It describes case histories of ... More


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