© 2010

Religious Conversion and Disaffiliation

Tracing Patterns of Change in Faith Practices

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Henri Gooren
    Pages 1-18
  3. Henri Gooren
    Pages 19-42
  4. Henri Gooren
    Pages 43-52
  5. Henri Gooren
    Pages 53-68
  6. Henri Gooren
    Pages 69-113
  7. Henri Gooren
    Pages 115-129
  8. Henri Gooren
    Pages 131-142
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 143-181

About this book


This book is the first in over a decade to attempt a systematic synthesis of the field of conversion studies, encompassing the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, psychology, history, and theology. Gooren analyzes conversion and disaffiliation in a worldwide comparative framework, using data from North America, Europe, and Latin America.


America anthropology comparative Europe history history of literature Latin America psychology sociology theology

About the authors

HENRI GOOREN is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Oakland University, USA.

Bibliographic information