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The salient factors that assist or impede conversion : a psychological and theological assessment

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The salient factors that assist or impede conversion : a psychological and theological assessment

Cherry, Catherine Frances (2007) The salient factors that assist or impede conversion : a psychological and theological assessment. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This thesis is based on a twofold question: "What are the salient factors that assist or impede conversion?" Conversion is the shift that includes changes in the interior process of a person, the way one regards an issue, one's actions, and one's openness to God. Conversion is a technical word as defined by Bernard Lonergan in his book, Method in Theology (1971). It does not refer to a change of religious affiliation. It does refer to an inner change of heart (affective conversion), a change of viewpoint (intellectual conversion), actions enacted out of a choice of values over satisfaction (moral conversion), and ultimately the inner shift that occurs when grasped by God and moved in love (religious conversion). These questions will be explored through psychological considerations, understandings of spiritual development, theological reflection, and the call beyond to authentic self-transcending intentional loving

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Theological Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Cherry, Catherine Frances
Pagination:x, 144 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Theological Studies
Date:2007
Thesis Supervisor(s):Allen, Paul
ID Code:975565
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:10
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:40
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