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dc.contributor.authorIris Carla De Jesus.
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-03T04:38:36Z
dc.date.available2012-04-03T04:38:36Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/48274
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to understand why some Singaporeans decide to convert into a Christian sect called the Jehovah’s Witnesses and adopt certain unconventional lifestyles, despite it being banned and de-registered in Singapore. This study will be on the premise of Starke and Finke’s (2000) micro theories of religion, which argues that religious actors make rational decisions, within a religious economy. I argue that certain pre-disposing conditions of the converts, early socialization patterns with the Witnesses and doctrine appeal, all contribute to the motivations of Singaporeans to convert into this religious group. This study also contends that doctrine appeal is not of secondary importance to socialization and rational choice theories of religious conversion.en_US
dc.format.extent33 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociologyen_US
dc.titleOn becoming a witness : religious conversion into the Jehovah's witnesses in Singapore.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorZhou Wubiaoen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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