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Conversion

Conversion   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
231 words

Conversion to Islam entails declaring in the presence of at least one witness that “there is no god but God

Conversion

Conversion   Quick reference

A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
310 words

Something of a convention has emerged in which a convert to Judaism is described in English as a proselyte, while

Conversion

Conversion   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
296 words

Conversion is a process common to all religions in its preliminary sense of ‘conversion of manners’—i.e. the turning of one's

Conversion

Conversion   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,197 words

Conversion refers to two different kinds of “turning” to God: the change of allegiance from one religion (or branch of

Conversion

Conversion   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
3,957 words

In one of the first divine revelations recorded in the Qurʿān, the prophet Muḥammad was commanded by God to “arise

conversion of Scandinavia

conversion of Scandinavia   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
490 words

The first missions to Scandinavia, after *Willibrord’s unsuccessful attempt c.705, were sent with papal approval by *Louis

conversion of the English

conversion of the English   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
827 words

The conversion of the *Anglo-Saxons (‘the English’) from Germanic *paganism to Christianity was primarily a process that began late in

conversion

conversion   Quick reference

A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
183 words

When someone responds to the call of God, it is remembered as a conversion experience and is authenticated by a

CONVERSION, FORCED

CONVERSION, FORCED   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
522 words
The forced conversion of the Idumeans (Edomites) to Judaism by John Hyrcanus (135–105 bce) is the only such recorded case of forced conversions to Judaism. On the other hand, Jews have ... More
conversion

conversion   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
532 words

A fundamental element of religion and Philosophy, conversion had different expressions at different times. If in the first centuries

Conversion to Islam

Conversion to Islam   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
567 words

In the Muslim Empire, there could only be conversion of a Christian or a Jew to Islam, Muslim law

conversions to Christianity and Judaism

conversions to Christianity and Judaism   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
574 words

Conversions to Judaism and Christianity always posed problems in a society in which it was difficult to change status, social

conversion

conversion   Reference library

M. J. Edwards

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
526 words

In classical Greek metanoia signifies change of heart or purpose rather than renunciation of one way of life or worship for another. Latin ...

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