Amazing Conversions: Why Some Turn to Faith & Others Abandon by Bob Altemeyer

By Bob Altemeyer

This groundbreaking learn uncovers interesting new facts on surprising shifts in spiritual and nonreligious trust. Amazing Conversions explores, for the 1st time ever, the explanations why converts subscribe to, and apostates move. the point of interest of this soaking up research is on a few notable humans, with targeted tales to inform those that subscribe to a spiritual workforce regardless of being raised in nonreligious (or even antireligious) households, and people who, at nice own rate, decide to go away faith despite having a deeply spiritual history. Why might an atheist's son turn into a Christian fundamentalist? Why may a "good Catholic woman" come to a decision that she relatively is an atheist?

The authors of Amazing Conversions, either social psychologists, surveyed hundreds of thousands of teens to discover that small quantity who have been "amazing believers" or "amazing apostates." those infrequent participants inform their tales, that are supplemented by means of their responses to an in depth questionnaire. The ensuing photograph exhibits that tremendous believers and awesome apostates are dramatically diversified teams of individuals, even if their lives now stand against prior (non)religious education. You, too, can whole an analogous questionnaire to benefit extra approximately your self and your ideals. have you ever skilled an awesome conversion?

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