Christianization
(5,670 words)

1. Definition and placement

The concept of Christianization correlates closely with terms that describe the implementation of the Christian religion and ways of life along with the conversion of societies and individuals to Christianity; they include those religious traditions that historically emerged from these interactions. Mission, Christianity, and conversion are therefore topics clos…

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Rüther, Kirsten, “Christianization”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 16 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018062>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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