Born Again, Again: Conversion in Christian Families as a Process Punctuated by Grace

From: Volume 12, Issue 1: Spring 2015, Research on Effective Pedagogy Pages 58-80

Abstract

This is an examination of the experience of adolescent conversion, with particular attention to teenagers who report having made multiple commitments to Christ. Conversion of these teenagers is seen as a long process containing multiple spiritually significant commitment events. The aspects of faith that James Fowler measures to mark the transition from his mythic/literal stage to the synthetic/conventional stage are used as a framework to understand the perceived need of these teenagers to make what appear to be multiple commitments to Christ.

Key Words: conversion, adolescent conversion, child evangelism, James W. Fowler, faith development, adolescence, identity development

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