Date of Award
Master of Arts
The present study of conversion is approached through the medium of psychology, which, like the Christian religion, is extremely interested in human beings. Christianity owes to psychology a great debt of gratitude for the light which it has thrown upon the vast recesses of the human mind and upon the possibilities in the personality which Christianity would convert.
There has been no hesitation to employ whatever information psychology may offer concerning the processes at work in conversion,together with any technique which might serve to increase its likelihood. It is not the purpose of this thesis to champion the cause of any psychological school. The approach is simply that of presenting the findings of Starbuck, Coe and James.To critically evaluate these findings and to extract from certain values and limitations to be noted in their application.
Smith, James Roy, "The Psychology of Conversion" (1948). Master's Theses. 1287.