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Narrative and Intertextuality: Telling One's Own Story within a Textual Community

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates the relation between institutional stories and the ways in which members tell their own stories within this field of prior texts. It examines the notions of intertextuality ... More


A Believing Attitude

Andrea Knutson

in American Spaces of Conversion: The Conductive Imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195370928
eISBN:
9780199870769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370928.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 1 foregrounds the following chapters by offering a comprehensive examination of the Puritan Reformed concept and morphology of conversion and its expression within Puritanism’s preparatory ... More


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


The Great Change

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes how William Wilberforce became a Member of Parliament first for Hull and then, in the election of 1784 the Pittite Member for Yorkshire. It deals with his religious conversion ... More


Writing the Divided Self: Convert Autobiography

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at conversion narratives, which are shown to have played a prominent role along with the other elements of successful conversions in various traditions. It first looks at the ... More


The Negro Soldier as Conversion Narrative

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Negro Soldier was produced and distributed in 1943 by the Signal Corps to generate African American support for the war. It was highly successful in unifying both black and white Americans in the ... More


From Pilgrimage to New Birth, Adam to Eve: The Evolution Of Edenic Models For Conversion

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 6 tracks a shift in the morphology of conversion, as colonists replaced metaphors of spiritual pilgrimage with the language of new birth. This transition, manifest in conversion narratives ... More


Tolstoy’s Confession: What Am I?

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter studies Tolstoy's Confession (1882) as well as his subsequent religious treatises. As a classic conversion narrative, Tolstoy's Confession achieves a paradoxical effect: it creates a ... More


Who's Your Daddy Now?: Reissued Paternity in the Lotus Sūtra

Alan Cole

in Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter inspects the Lotus Sutra and its sophisticated use of father–son motifs to explain its own identity. This Mahayana text inserts itself as the defining element in creating a new identity ... More


Gender and reproduction in the Spirituall experiences

Abigail Shinn

in Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099151
eISBN:
9781526121059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099151.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores how female authority is connected to the reproduction of religious experience in The Spirituall experiences of sundry beleevers, the first anthology of conversion narratives to ... More


Tales of Conversion and Call

John Hayes

in Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635323
eISBN:
9781469635330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635323.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores two interrelated oral forms: conversion and call narratives. It establishes that they were cultural productions of the New South era, and that they wove elements of African and ... More


Staging the Scaffold: Criminal Conversion Narratives of the Late Eighteenth Century

Carsten Junker

in Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles: Critical Perspectives on Blackness, Belonging, and Civil Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786940339
eISBN:
9781786945006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940339.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter considers how criminal conversion narratives staged the personae of enslaved black men in ways that legitimised white-coded religious and legal discourses. It also discusses the ways in which ... More


Residual Masculinity and Gendered Charisma

Brendan Jamal Thornton

in Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061689
eISBN:
9780813051109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061689.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 6 considers gender and religious authority in the church through an investigation of men, masculinity, and testimony. The author argues that male converts reconcile the apparent antinomy ... More


Touchstone Narratives: Measuring the Political Value of the God Concept

Michael Lackey

in African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030357
eISBN:
9780813039459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030357.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses and focuses on Touchstone narrative, an atheist's response to the traditional conversion narrative. Traditional conversion narratives are composed of three stages: the ... More


In a Flame

Douglas L. Winiarski

in Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469628264
eISBN:
9781469628288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628264.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Part 2 reconstructs the theological and rhetorical strategies through which the popular Anglican evangelist George Whitefield and other itinerant preachers labored to persuade their audiences to ... More


A Revivalist Ars Poetica for an Itinerant Coterie: Evangelical Wit, Punctiliar Revision, and Poetic Address

Wendy Raphael Roberts

in Awakening Verse: The Poetics of Early American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197510278
eISBN:
9780197510308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510278.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

This chapter argues that evangelical wit and poetic networks were central to evangelical conversion, itinerancy, and verse culture (both evangelical and nonevangelical). In fact, to understand ... More


‘My Booke of Rememberance’: the spiritual autobiography of Elizabeth Isham

Isaac Stephens

in The Gentlewoman's Remembrance: Patriarchy, Piety, and Singlehood in Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991432
eISBN:
9781526115102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991432.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Written circa 1639, the ‘Booke of Rememberance’ covered the first thirty years of Elizabeth Isham’s life, and was the product of a number of influences and purposes. An act of spiritual meditation, ... More


The Conversion of Isaac Da Costa

Arie L. Molendijk

in Protestant Theology and Modernity in the Nineteenth-Century Netherlands

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192898029
eISBN:
9780191924477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898029.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1822 Isaac da Costa converted to Christianity, together with his wife Hanna Belmonte (1800–1867) and his friend the physician Abraham Capadose (1795–1874), who is well-known for his battle against ... More


Sufis, Sufism, and Conversion Narratives

Khairudin Aljunied

in Islam in Malaysia: An Entwined History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190925192
eISBN:
9780190925222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190925192.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 2 bridges the gradualist with the populist phase of Islamization later in this book. It considers the emotive and mystical dimensions of the infusion and reception of Islam among the Malays. ... More


Appalachian Folklore

Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd (eds)

in Writing Appalachia: An Anthology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178790
eISBN:
9780813178806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0705
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The terms “folklore,” “folklife,” and “folkways” refer to cultural practices transmitted orally among members of a group. The literature represented in this anthology is an example of verbal ... More


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