The Resource Language and self-transformation : a study of the Christian conversion narrative, Peter G. Stromberg

Language and self-transformation : a study of the Christian conversion narrative, Peter G. Stromberg

Label
Language and self-transformation : a study of the Christian conversion narrative
Title
Language and self-transformation
Title remainder
a study of the Christian conversion narrative
Statement of responsibility
Peter G. Stromberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Social scientists have long been fascinated by the Christian conversion, a form of religious experience that believers say both strengthens their faith and changes their lives. This study looks at the performance of conversion narratives and argues that the performance itself is central to the efficacy of the conversion. Through detailed analysis of a number of conversion narratives, Peter Stromberg shows how these narratives can be understood as a form of ritual, in which believers invoke central emotional conflicts and then attempt to resolve these conflicts by reframing them in terms of the language of Evangelical Christianity. Although the Christian conversion narrative is used as the primary example, the approach in this book also illuminates other practices - such as psychotherapy - in which people deal with emotional conflict through language
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 248.2/4
  • 248.2/4
Index
index present
LC call number
BR110
LC item number
.S76 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology
Series volume
5
Label
Language and self-transformation : a study of the Christian conversion narrative, Peter G. Stromberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-144) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Character and intention -- 3. Boundaries -- 4. Dreams -- 5. Miracles -- 6. Roles -- 7. Against a theory of volition
Control code
000009430213
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 148 p.
Isbn
9780521440776
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
92034071
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b15979830
System control number
  • rmr6238782
  • (OCoLC)26721243

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