Conversion to Christianity from Late Antiquity to the Modern Age
Considering the Process in Europe, Asia, and the Americas
by Calvin B. KendallOliver NicholsonWilliam D. Phillips Jr.Marguerite Ragnow
Contributors: Christian AggelerFelipe Fernández-ArmestoJohn M. HeadleyLaura HebertCalvin B. KendallJohn KoegelOliver NicholsonPatrick Provost-SmithJohn F. SchwallerJonathan ShepardJames B. TuellerRobin Darling Young
This debut volume in the new series Minnesota Studies in Early Modern History brings a comparative approach to what, in recent years, has been a hotly debated topic within and across a number of academic disciplines: conversion to Christianity. These debates register the challenges inherent in attempting to understand a transformation that was at once personal and collective -- a matter of inner conviction and outward conformity. The essays in this volume range from the late antique Middle East to medieval Western and Eastern Europe; from early modern Asia to the Americas and the islands in the central Pacific. Collectively, the ten authors encourage consideration of the conversion phenomenon comparatively across time and space.
This volume was originally published in print in 2009 by the Center for Early Modern History.