Title

Conversion: The Lived Experience of Third-Generation Seventh-Day Adventist Young Adults

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC and Andrews University. This qualitative study was concerned with describing the lived experience of conversion in the lives of third- and greater-generation Seventh-day Adventist (Adventist) young adults. Fourteen participants were asked to describe both their formational faith experiences as well as their conversion experiences. A hermeneutical analysis found that a pattern of overlapping themes emerged across the 14 interviews. Themes for experience of conversion were: (i) Process, (ii) Integrates Intellectual Knowledge, (iii) Integrates Affective Experience, and (iv) Transformational. The findings are discussed from the perspective of Adventist theologies of nurture and conversion, models of faith formation, and literature on research of conversion.

Journal Title

Journal of Research on Christian Education

Volume

28

Issue

2

First Page

94

Last Page

130

DOI

10.1080/10656219.2019.1630041

First Department

Discipleship and Religious Education

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