Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity, and Belief
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Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity, and Belief

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Outside the Fold is a radical reexamination of religious conversion. Gauri Viswanathan skillfully argues that conversion is an interpretive act that belongs in the realm of cultural criticism. To that end, this work examines key moments in colonial and postcolonial history to show how conversion questions the limitations of secular ideologies, particularly the discourse of...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published May 31st 1998 by Princeton University Press (first published May 11th 1998)
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merges religious studies and postcolonial theory to interrogate the politics and subversions of colonial conversion.
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