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Conversion As Opposition

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This chapter presents a peculiar case of conversion, a conversion that in the 1960s involved practically the whole village of Montaner, a center of about 2,000 inhabitants located about one hundred kilometers north of Venice. Analyzing the different languages that people use to justify their conversion to Orthodoxy, we have found a complex interlacing of communication codes referring to some aspects of the social and cultural context of the 1960s in Italy. The language used by Serena and Mario, as well as before by Angela, doesn't enter upon theological subjects, but seems to derive information freely from the Council's vocabulary of ecclesiastical reform, sometimes even distorting its meaning, in order to justify some choices including the "conversion" choice, which otherwise would be more delicate to justify.

Keywords: conversion; Italy; Venice



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