A-Z: General definitions: Conversion


1.To change from one faith or belief system to another; or from no faith to a faith. 2. Used in Christianity to describe the process of change in an individual who repents (turns from sin) and has faith in (turns towards) Jesus Christ. 3. Also used of entry into the monastic life.


Latin: Convertere, 'to turn around, transform'.

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Big ideas: Penitence, repentance, penance; Forgiveness, mercy and grace; Redemption, salvation

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