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November 23, 2011 Lecture

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG210Y1
Professor
Joseph Bryant
Semester
Fall

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120326 114 AM CHARISMAITS ROUTINIZATION kinshipblooddisciplesoffice an organizational hierarchylaw rituals sacraments textscharismatic founderreformergains disciples the spreading of the word the new teachings or programearly converts are those inspired and willing to risk discriminationhostility form the established tradition a new tradition gains institutional momentumthe movement is making its way through the social body winning favor and finding opposition or resistanceRichard Bulliet Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Period 1979 Introduced the idea of an Sshaped curve of conversionthe available convert pool to any religion is sociologically and psychologically diverse and the sociohistorical contexts in which conversions occur are dynamic changing5 basic convert types innovators the earliest recruits who are zealots enthusiasts seekers 25 of the populationearly adaptersrisk taking pioneers or social marginal135early majoritymainly those of somewhat higher social standing who are attracted to a movement moving from fringe status to greater social prominence34
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