The Transformative Power of Faith
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The Transformative Power of Faith : A Narrative Approach to Conversion

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This book argues that thick, embodied faith uniquely sustains moral transformation among those whom society deems "hopeless." It insists that by applying a narrative lens to religious conversion, we can better understand the dynamics of personal transformation in ways that make sense of psychological and social factors without ignoring so-called "spiritual" ones. It also helps us comprehend why religion often refuses to remain tamed or contained in the personal or private sphere many Americans wish.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 228 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739167839
  • 9780739167830
  • 1,802,028

About Erin Dufault-hunter

Erin Dufault-Hunter is assistant professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary.
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Drawing on narrative ethics, Dufault-Hunter challenges reductionistic theories of conversion. In this richly illustrated book, the author develops a theoretically sophisticated interpretation of the role that religion potentially plays in transforming people with drug additions and other life challenges. -- Donald E. Miller, University of Southern California I find this to be an engaging work that offers a compelling argument for thinking about the experience of religious conversions in a way that avoids various forms of naturalistic reductionism promulgated by many in the social sciences. -- Gordon S. Mikoski, Princeton Theological Seminary
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Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Need for an Alternative Theory of Conversion Chapter 2: A Constructive Overview of Theories regarding Religious Conversion Chapter 3: Story and the Making of the Self Chapter 4: Reading Conversion through a Narrative Lens Chapter 5: Hermeneutics and the Ethical Implications of a Narrative Approach to Conversion
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