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 non secular and nonreligious trust. Amazing Conversions explores, for the 1st time ever, the explanations why converts sign up for, and apostates cross. the point of interest of this soaking up examine is on a few extraordinary humans, with specified tales to inform those that subscribe to a spiritual team regardless of being raised in nonreligious (or even antireligious) households, and people who, at nice own fee, decide to go away faith even with having a deeply non secular historical past. Why could an atheist's son turn into a Christian fundamentalist? Why could a "good Catholic woman" come to a decision that she fairly is an atheist?

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

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