Becoming a Follower of Christ: Exploring Conversion Through Historical and Missiological Lenses

Rupen Das*

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Abstract

Conversion is a critical part of Evangelical theology and missiology. It has been defined as a crisis experience or a decision at a specific point in time. However, there is always an aspect of development, a process, involved. Increasingly, the phenomenon of conversion of those from non-Christian backgrounds, for example from other world religions, indicates that how they become followers of Christ is often characterised by a gradual journey, sometimes accompanied by visions and dreams. This paper looks at the phenomenon of conversion through a historical and missiological lens to explain and understand the dynamics of the conversion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-40
Number of pages20
JournalPerichoresis
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • allegiance
  • conversion
  • convert
  • Evangelical
  • proselyte

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