Drømme og konversion

 Her på siden præsenteres materiale om drømmes betydning i forbindelse med konversion og i andre religiøse sammenhænge.

Artikler og bøger

Bulkeley, Kelly, “Dreaming and Religious Conversion”. I Lewis R. Rambo & Charles E. Farhadian, The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. (2014)
“Dreams have played many roles in the history of religious conversion. This chapter looks at the significance of contemporary dream research for the study of conversion experiences. Recurrent features in dream content can illuminate shared themes in conversion experiences across historical and cultural boundaries, enabling a more nuanced and empirically grounded comparison of conversions in different contexts. Dream research also provides new ways of understanding individual cases of religious conversion by highlighting the multilayered interaction of personal, cultural, and spiritual forces at work in conversion dreams. If one of the goals of conversion studies is to understand the dynamic complexity of people’s experiences when they go through a major change of religious outlook, then a familiarity with contemporary dream research can be a valuable means of identifying the different strands of meaning woven into those transformative experiences.”

Bulkeley, Kelly, “Conversion dreams”. In Pastoral Psychology 44(1):3-11 · September 1995
“Conversion dreams—i.e., dreams prompting a profound transformation of religious belief and identity—have been reported in many different cultural and religious traditions. This essay argues that although such reports may appear to be mere fabrications, the experience of conversion dreams is a legitimate and important phenomenon. The essay provides three examples of conversion dreams reported in Christian contexts and uses research from the fields of religious studies, psychology, and anthropology to demonstrate that such dreams provide a bridge to connect and synthesize religious elements which had been in conflict at both the personal and cultural levels.”

Bulkeley, Kelly, Dreaming in the worlds religions: A comparative history
“From Biblical stories of Joseph interpreting Pharoh's dreams in Egypt to prayers against bad dreams in the Hindu Rg Veda, cultures all over the world have seen their dreams first and foremost as religiously meaningful experiences. In this widely shared view, dreams are a powerful medium of transpersonal guidance offering the opportunity to communicate with sacred beings, gain valuable wisdom and power, heal suffering, and explore new realms of existence. Conversely, the world's religious and spiritual traditions provide the best source of historical information about the broad patterns of human dream life. Dreaming in the World's Religions provides an authoritative and engaging one-volume resource for the study of dreaming and religion. It tells the story of how dreaming has shaped the religious history of humankind, from the Upanishads of Hinduism to the Qur'an of Islam, from the conception dream of Buddhas mother to the sexually tempting nightmares of St. Augustine, from the Ojibwa vision quest to Australian Aboriginal journeys in the Dreamtime. Bringing his background in psychology to bear, Kelly Bulkeley incorporates an accessible consideration of cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology into this fascinating overview. Dreaming in the World's Religions offers a carefully researched, accessibly written portrait of dreaming as a powerful, unpredictable, often iconoclastic force in human religious life.”

Charsley, Simon (1992). "Dreams in African Churches." In M. C. Jędrej and Rosalind Shaw, eds. Dreaming, Religion, and Society in Africa. Leiden: E. J. Brill: 153-76.

Communion with God Ministries, Dreams and Visions Throughout Church History
”Not only are dreams and visions prevalent in every dispensation of the Bible, they have also been a consistent part of Church history. In order to give you a clearer view of the Church’s experience with dreams and visions throughout the last 2000 years, I offer the following examples. …. Augustiine … Polycarp …Justin Martyr” etc.

Davis, Patricia M. and Lewis R. Rambo (2009). "Conversion Dreams in Christianity and Islam." In Kelly Bulkeley, Kate Adams, and Patricia M. Davis, eds. Dreaming in Christianity and Islam. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009, pp. 175-87.

Doyle, Tom (2012). Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World? Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.

Hymes, David, “Toward an Old Testament Theology of Dreams and Visions from a Pentecostal-Charismatic Perspective”. https://www.academia.edu/7187543/Toward_an_Old_Testament_Theology_of_Dreams_and_Visions_from_a_Pentecostal-Charismatic_Perspective

Kelsey, Morton T. (1991). God, Dreams, and Revelation: A Christian Interpretation of Dreams. Revised and Expanded edn. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg.”In this revised and expanded edition, Morton Kelsey--well known for his writings that connect religion and psychology--summarizes new findings in dream research and puts the meaning of dreams into perspective. Readers will rediscover the richness of the Christian tradition and find help in understanding their own dreams.”

Keskiaho, Jesse, Dreams and Visions in the Early Middle Ages: The Reception and Use of Patristic Ideas 400 - 900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
"Dreams and visions played important roles in the Christian cultures of the early Middle Ages. But not only did tradition and authoritative texts teach that some dreams were divine: some also pointed out that this was not always the case. Exploring a broad range of narrative sources and manuscripts, Jesse Keskiaho investigates how the teachings of Augustine of Hippo and Pope Gregory the Great on dreams and visions were read and used in different contexts. Keskiaho argues that the early medieval processes of reception in a sense created patristic opinion about dreams and visions, resulting in a set of authoritative ideas that could be used both to defend and to question reports of individual visionary experiences. This book is a major contribution to discussions about the intellectual place of dreams and visions in the early Middle Ages, and underlines the creative nature of early medieval engagement with authoritative texts."

Kraft, Charles (1992). "Allegiance, Truth, and Power Encounters in Christian Witness." In Jan A. B. Jongeneel, ed. Pentecost, Mission, and Ecumenism: Essays on Intercultural Theology. Frankfurt am Mein: Peter Lang: 215-230.

Lausanne World Impulse, “More Than Dreams: Muslims Coming to Christ Through Dreams and Visions” (2007)
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McNamara, Patrick, “The Science and Theology of Dreams”. Theology and ScienceVolume 16, 2018 - Issue 4
“Although dreams were. an important theological topic for the early Christians and the Church Fathers, there has been less Christian theological work on dreams in the modern era. I argue that dreams of the OT/NT should be treated together with “visions,” and that these dreams/visions are rooted in REM neurobiology and are manifestations of the utilization of the higher capacities of the mind/brain/soul that allow the individual to access information not otherwise available to the waking mind. Thus knowledge derived from dreams/visions should be (after appropriate discernment criteria are applied) treated as an ongoing and additional source for revelation”

Patricia M. Davis, Dreams and Visions in the Anglo-Saxon Conversion to Christianity. Dreaming 15(2):75-88 · June 2005
“Dreams and visions were reported to be powerful agents of change in the 7th-century conversion of Anglo-Saxon England to Christianity. They were presented as instrumental in the introduction and integration of this new religious/cultural paradigm. These dreams and visions combine Anglo-Saxon and Christian themes and metaphors. This article presents reports of dreams and visions extracted from historical sources and grouped into 8 categories: conception, vocation, dream songs/poems, temptations and consolation, otherworld journeys, prophecies of death and destruction, gloriosus obitus (saints at death), and saints' relics. These categories were created to reflect the human life cycle and to facilitate use by other dream researchers. The distinction between dreams and visions made by the hagiographers of the time is significantly different than the contemporary distinction between dreams and visions.”

Peters, Barry (2006). "The Role of Dreams and Visions in the Apostolate to Muslims and Its Application in Cross-cultural Ministry." St. Francis Magazine 2, 1:1-14.

Sears, Robert Eugene, “Dreams and Christian Conversion: Gleanings from a Pentecostal Church . Mission Studies 35(2):183-203 · 2018 
”Despite consideration from missiologists studying Muslim-to-Christian conversion, the role of dreams in contemporary Christian conversion has not received widespread attention. Additionally, though researchers have frequently noted the use of dreams among Pentecostal/charismatic Christians, this finding stands in need of exploration vis-à-vis the concept of conversion. This study will address each of these issues and further the general understanding of the role of dreams in Christian conversion by examining this topic in contemporary Nepal, a predominantly Hindu nation with a rapidly growing, extensively Pentecostal/charismatic Christian community. Relying on data from a combination of surveys, interviews, and participant observation, this study discusses the prevalence, preconditions, processes, and impact of dream-related conversion vis-à-vis a Pentecostal church context in Nepal.”

Vestergaard, Charlotte, “Drømme skaber konversioner”. Religion.dk, den 7. marts 2006. Download.

Woodberry, J. Dudley, and Russell G. Shubin (2001). "Muslims Tell … 'Why I Chose Jesus'." Mission Frontiers
http://www.missionfrontiers.org/issue/article/muslims -tell…-why-i-chose-jesus



Bøger og artikler om drømme af Mogens S. Mogensen

1999 ”Livshistorier”. Kritisk Forum for Praktisk Teologi. Nr. 77. S. 19-33. Download.

 2000 Contextual Communicatioin of the Gospel to Pastoral Fulbe in Northern Nigeria. PhD dissertation, Fuller Theological Seminary. Download s. 1-150. Download s. 151-300. Download s. 301-348.

 2002  Fulbe Muslims Encounter Christ. Contextual Communication of the Gospel to Pastoral Fulbe in Northern Nigeria. Jos, Nigeria: Intercultural Consultancy Services.


















Konversion til islam


 Ackermann, Lutz,
 2007         "Angst-Ridden Germans Look for Answers -- And Find them in the Koran". Spiegel Online, Jan. 18. Download.

Armstrong, Maggie
2014         "Lifting the Veil on Irish Islam". Independent, Jan. 26

Brice, Kevin
2010        A Minority within a Minority. A Report on Converts to Islam in the United Kingdom. Faith Matters. Download.

Converts to Islam
A website designed especialy for converts to Islam. Read more.

de la Bohme, Maïa,
2013      "More in France are turning to islam, challenging a nation's idea of itself." The New York Times, Feb. 13. Download.

Frøslev, Lene
2010      "Flere danskere konverterer til islam". Berlingske Tidende den 21. februar. Download.

Hall, Ole
2008         "Danske muslimer udsat for chikane". Jyllands-Posten 23. marts 2008
Interview med Kate Østergaard, medforfatter til bogen "Ny muslimer i Danmark", om danskere, som konverterer til islam.Læs mere.

Jensen, Tina G & Kate Østergaard
2006          "Flere danskere konverterer til islam: hvorfor?".Magasinet Humaniora Nr. 1.

Jensen, Tina G & Kate Østergaard
2007          Nye muslimer. Møder og omvendelser. Forlaget Univers.

"Aus welchen Gründen entschließen sich Menschen, zum Islam zu konvertieren? Bedeutet dieser Schritt für sie tatsächlich, ein „neues Leben“ zu beginnen und alles Vorherige hinter sich zu lassen, wie so oft medial behauptet wird? Oder ist es durchaus möglich, zum Islam zu konvertieren, ohne den Kontakt zur früheren Umgebung, den Freunden und der Familie aufzugeben? Dem Titel folgend, kommen in diesem Werk Menschen zu Wort, die innerhalb Deutschlands nach ihrem Verständnis zum Islam gefunden haben, um aus ihrer Perspektive die Beweggründe ihrer Entscheidung und die damit korrespondierenden Reaktionen ihres Umfeldes zu schildern. Neben namhaften Predigern der salafistischen Szene und deren Anhänger, wurden ebenso Menschen interviewt, die zum Teil vor etlichen Jahrzehnten ihren Weg zum Islam fanden und sich keineswegs mit den Inhalten dieser Szene identifizieren können.Die unterschiedlichen Biographien der RespondentInnen ermöglichen die Ausbildung eines differenzierten Blicks auf die Gruppe der so genannten „Konvertiten“ und betonen die Individualität der Konversionsentscheidung.Häufig wird die Frage der Konversion zum Islam mit der Furcht vor einer hieraus resultierenden Ablehnung deutscher Verfassungswerte verknüpft. Auch dieser Aspekt wird in der Diskussion von Grundgesetz und Scharia hinsichtlich exemplarischer Fragestellungen detailliert erörtert und anhand der empirischen Belege kontextualisiert."

Kirche in Not
2011         "Religioswechels: Warum Christen in Deutschland Muslime werden". Okt. 28. Download.

Krogh, Kasper og Jesper Termansen
2006         "Når man får papir på islam". Berlingske Tidende, den 4. juni. Læs mere.

Miller, Rebecca M.
2015         "Comeback: How Islam Got its Groove Back in Russia". The National Interest, April 13. Download.

Mohamed, Besheer
2016         "A New Estimate of the US Muslim Population". Pew Research Center, Jan. 6. Download.

Månsson, Anna,
2002         Becoming Muslim. Meanings of Conversion to Islam. Introduction to the book with an abstract. Read more.

Olsen, Jon Alix
2008       "Konvertering til islam i danske fængsler - vejen ud af kriminalitet eller ind i radikalisering" Tidsskrift for Islamforskning. Nr. 1.Dowload.

The Economist
2013       "How many people convert to Islam". The Economist. Sept. 29. Download.

Wohlraab-Sahr, Monika
1999       Konversion zum Islam in Deutschland und den USA. Campus: Frankfurt am Main. Google books.


Østergaard, Kate
2007        "At blive muslim: krop og ritualisering".Artikel i on-line tidsskriftet FIFO 2007 nr. 2. Læs mere.

Østergaard, Kate
2009         “Nye muslimer i det religiøse felt: konvertitters ambivalente position” i Praktiske Grunde 1-2: 21-40, 2009. Download.

Özyürek, Esra
              "Being German, becoming Muslim: how German converts to Islam balance their natiobal identiy and their faith". London
              Schol of Economics and Political Science. Download.




Artikler af Mogens S. Mogensen

2002        Conversion between Islam and Christianity in a Danish Context. A paper presented at a conference in Aarhus in May 2002. Later printed as Mogensen, Mogens S. Mogensen, "Conversion between Islam and Christianity in a Danish Context". In Theology and the Religions. A Dialogue, Viggo Mortensen. Pp. 287-317. Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans, 2003. Download.


Dåb i folkekirken

Anordning om dåb i folkekirken (2008)

Biskoppernes vejedning om dåb i folkekirken

Lisbet Christoffersen, "Kan et barn konvertere uden forældrenes samtykke?" Kristendom.dk, den 19. august 2013
Artiklen indeholder en gennemgang af internationale konventioner og om folkekirkens regler.  Download.

Karen Marie Leth-Nissen og Astrid Krabbe Trolle, Dåb eller ej? Rapport om småbørnsforældres til- og fravalg af dåb. 2015

Konversion, migration og integration


Her præsenteres materialer om sammenhænge eller mulige sammenhænge mellem konversion, migration og integration. Kan konversion føre til migration? Man migration føre til konversion? Kan integration føre til konversion? Kan konversion fremme integration?




Beckford, James A, ed. .
2015        Migration and Religion
. The International Library of Studies on Migration series. Vol. 1-2.

Akcapar, Sebnem Koser


2007        « What’s God got to do with it ? The role of religion in the internal dynamics of migrants’ networks in Turkey »


2006    ‘Conversion as a Migration Strategy in a Transit Country: Iranian Shiites becoming Christians in Turkey’, International Migration Review, 40 (4), Winter, 817–53 Migration and Religion The International Library of Studies on Migration series. Edited by James A. Beckford, Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick, UK


Hvidt, Elisabeth Assing
2004    "Den bedste integration for nydanskere er at blive kristen". Religion.dk. Interview med lederen af Kirkernes Integrationstjeneste, Hans Henrik Lund. Download.


Artikler og bøger af Mogens S. Mogensen

"Konvertering, asyl og integration" (2005)  Kristeligt Dagblad den 20. juni. Download.

"Konversion og integration" (2005)
Oplæg til forskerseminar om "Konversionsmodeller" 27. - 28. september på Kbh. Univ. Download.

"Migration and Conversion - The Conversion of Immigrants in a Danish Context" (2008) 

In Thormod Engelsviken et. al. (eds.), Mission to the World. Communicating the Gospel in the 21st Century.
Essays in Honour of Knud Jørgensen
. Oxford: Regnum, pp. 67-84. Download.

"Integration og konversion - immigranters konversion til kristendomen i Danmark" (2007)
I Mogens S. Mogensen & John H.M. Damsager (red), Dansk konversionsforskning. Århus: Forlaget Univers.
S. 72-93.

Konversionsteorier og modeller


Richardson, James R., "Conversion". In William H. Swatos, Encyclopedia of Religion and Society. Download.

Shantz, Douglas H., What are they Saying about Conversion? New Insights, Many Models. Lebel Lecture in Christian Ethics, University of Calgary, March 6, 2006. Download.


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