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Conscience and ConversionReligious Liberty in Post-Revolutionary France$
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Thomas Kselman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780300226133

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300226133.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Conscience and Conversion
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Thomas Kselman

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300226133.003.0001

The Introduction reviews the scholarly literature on religious liberty and conversion, and proposes that the stories of French converts in the aftermath of the French Revolution provide a unique perspective for studying these issues. It introduces the major characters in the book, figures whose dramatic religious choices drew a large audience. This public fascination with converts and conversions attests to the interest and anxiety that accompanied the establishment of religious liberty as a constitutional right. The Introduction closes with a summary of the chapters that follow.

Keywords:   Conversion, religious liberty, disenchantment, Lewis Rambo, William Reddy

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