oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - In search of a new life: Conversion motives of Christians and Muslims
|Article Title||In search of a new life: Conversion motives of Christians and Muslims|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 AWM (Arab World Ministries), Switzerland|
|Publication Date||Aug 2002|
|Pages||288 - 303|
|Keyword(s)||Christian-Muslim relations, Convertion motives, Institutional transition, Mental activity, Negative spiritual growth, Non-Christian religions, Paranormal experiences and Theology of apostasy|
In church practice and missiology, conversion is often understood only in one direction (towards Christianity) and with only one valid motive, namely a strictly religious one. This article argues that such a view is inadequate. Conversion should rather be understood as a two-way movement and based on combinations of various motives. It concludes with the presentation of a holistic missiological understanding of conversion. This understanding of conversion may help to promote better understanding and respect between Christians and Muslims.
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