Varieties of Religious Conversion in the Middle Ages


"Because conversion gets to the question of how societal change occurs not merely in individuals but in groups, these essays make a valuable contribution to a topic that has generally been treated only in a narrow context .... The essays on women and conversion make an especially valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion of women's role in religion".-- James M. Powell, Syracuse University

Contributors describe the wide range of religious experiences characteristic of the conversion of Europe to Christianity in the Middle Ages. From St. Augustine, the model of personal experience, to the conversion of entire societies -- like the Saxons in the eighth century or the Lithuanians in the thirteenth to the role of women in conversion, they examine one of the most important aspects of the spiritual transformation of Europe during the Middle Ages.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Leonard P. Hindsley
  • Lawrence G. Duggan
  • John M. Howe
  • Cordula Nolte
  • Ruth Mazo Karras
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Gainesville, FL
Publication year:
  • 1997


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