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Religious Practices: Conversion: Southeast Asia
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Two types of explanation are commonly put forward to account for religious conversion. Some observers emphasize the personal aspects of individual faith. Others imply that conversion takes place as the result of political or economic changes in the wider world. At the personal level, religious conversion is viewed as a means of rationalizing internal change for an emerging reflexive…

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Nishii, Ryoko, “Religious Practices: Conversion: Southeast Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0611k>
First published online: 2009

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