Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Repp

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 1:17; 1 Corinthians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 12:2-3; Acts 11:17; Acts 12:24; Acts 13:2; Acts 13:49; Acts 13:52; Acts 15:3; Acts 15:39; Acts 19:2; Acts 19:20; Acts 2:42-43; Acts 26:18; Acts 3:10; Acts 4:8; Acts 6:7; Acts 6:8; Acts 8:14; Acts 8:8; Acts 9:31; Acts 9:35; Hosea 5:4; Jeremiah 13:23;


The diversity of views on conversion and the conflict within talk about conversion leads us to believe that the vital question remains unanswered: What is conversion? Conversion is a functional word in most people’s religious vocabulary, but it has a host of meanings, and many who use the term are not able to clarify their meaning. Our analysis of material on conversion--psychological, religious, and New Testament—has led to several conclusions and integrating statements. They are spelled out under their various headings below.

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