Deconversion: Qualitative and Quantitative Results from Cross-Cultural Research in Germany and the United States of America

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This book presents case studies and empirical data of a phenomenon which increasingly gains popularity in Western societies: deconversion. There is, the authors argue, no better word than deconversion to describe processes of disengagement from religious orientations because these have much in common with conversion. Termination of membership may eventually be the final step of deconversion, but it involves biographical and psychological dynamics which can and need to be reconstructed by qualitative approaches and analyzed ...

Deconversion: Qualitative and Quantitative Results from Cross-Cultural Research in Germany and the United States of America 2009, Vandehoeck & Rupprecht, Goettingen

ISBN-13: 9783525604397

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