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Publication Date

2012

Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between conversion and identityformation in the context of the Seventh-day Adventist faith tradition. It argues that the lack of a clearly-defined and contextualised contemporary identity, coined with the organisational expectations for conformity to ethical and cultural standards, rather than the liberating qualities of the gospel, lead to the demise of Christian identity. Further, empirical research demonstrates that a relationally-internalised faith leads to a positive and secure Christian identity, which enables believers to communicate faith in God in a language, which flows from the heart, and speaks to the heart.

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This article was originally published as:

Skrzypaszek, J. (2012). Conversion and identity in the context of the Seventh-day Adventist faith tradition. Melanesian Journal of Theology, 28(1), 61.

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