عنوان مقاله [English]
The present paper is concerned with sociological analysis of religious conversion with concentration in conversion from Christianity to Islam. It aims at the causes of religious conversion from Christianity to Islam. In theoretical part of this study, the author deals with psychological, social, and sociological approaches. In practical part of it, he tries to find a proper conceptual framework so he utilizes the Lewis R. Rambo's seven-stage model: context, crisis, quest, encounter, interaction, commitment, and consequences. This seven-stage model is employed within the research method framework of reanalysis theory while giving a biographical account of 30 new converts to Islam through a semi-standard interview. According to concepts, categorizations and life stories of new converts, the author concludes the following elements: incompatibility of previous predisposition; obtaining new approaches to Islam; lack of knowledge and convincing response in their previous religion; and the existence of convincing and promising teachings, rituals, and charisma in Islam.