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For Love Of Faith: Patterns Of Religious Engagement In A New Town

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Conversion is defined as a "redirection of foundational trust," as Anthony Blasi does in this volume. This concept of conversion is particularly interesting when it comes to societies in which the construction of identity is a continuous project. The discussion on the topic "conversion" raises the question as to which patterns of religious involvement can be discerned in liquid modernity. New towns are inhabited by people from a wide variety of backgrounds. They share an environment that breathes "newly created by human hands" wherever one goes. Suburban theory in general seems to suffer from the identification of the suburb with middle-class residents. Religion is vital to the urban social fabric. This exposition stimulated the dialogue between believers by conveying the message that all individuals cherish their own "love of faith.".

Keywords: conversion; faith; love; New Town; religion



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