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Converts, Instruction of
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[German Version]

This is the education that accompanies conversion. Conversion constitutes a change of religion or denomination. The unbaptized are prepared for their conversion by means of baptismal instruction or the catechumenate, previously baptized converts through discussions. In theory, the instruction of converts may be applied to both procedures, though it usually designates the accompaniment of the already baptized in distinction to baptismal instruction. The nature of the instruction is determined by the previous e…

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Zweigle, Birgit, “Converts, Instruction of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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