Bob Altemeyer's Amazing Conversions: Why Some Turn to Faith & Others Abandon PDF

By Bob Altemeyer

ISBN-10: 1573921475

ISBN-13: 9781573921473

This groundbreaking research uncovers attention-grabbing new info on unexpected shifts in non secular and nonreligious trust. Amazing Conversions explores, for the 1st time ever, the explanations why converts sign up for, and apostates pass. the point of interest of this soaking up research is on a few notable humans, with particular tales to inform those that sign up for a non secular workforce even with being raised in nonreligious (or even antireligious) households, and those that, at nice own expense, decide to depart faith despite having a deeply spiritual heritage. Why may an atheist's son turn into a Christian fundamentalist? Why might a "good Catholic woman" come to a decision that she rather is an atheist?

The authors of Amazing Conversions, either social psychologists, surveyed millions of teenagers to discover that small quantity who have been "amazing believers" or "amazing apostates." those infrequent members inform their tales, that are supplemented through their responses to a close questionnaire. The ensuing photograph exhibits that incredible believers and extraordinary apostates are dramatically diverse teams of individuals, even if their lives now stand against earlier (non)religious education. You, too, can whole an identical questionnaire to benefit extra approximately your self and your ideals. have you ever skilled an grand conversion?

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