Proselytism

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'''''Proselytism''''', the practice of proselytizing, involves ''actively and illegitimately seeking and inducing'' people from one religious faith, e.g., [[What is Orthodoxy|Orthodoxy]], to convert to another one, e.g., Protestantism. People converted this way are known as ''proselytes''.
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'''''Proselytism''''', the practice of proselytizing, involves ''actively and illegitimately seeking and inducing'' people from one religious faith, e.g., [[What is Orthodoxy|Orthodoxy]], to convert to another one, e.g., Protestantism. People [[convert]]ed this way are known as ''proselytes''.
  
 
The English language word ''proselytism'' is derived ultimately from the Greek language prefix 'pros' (towards) and the verb 'erchomai' (to come).  
 
The English language word ''proselytism'' is derived ultimately from the Greek language prefix 'pros' (towards) and the verb 'erchomai' (to come).  

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Proselytism, the practice of proselytizing, involves actively and illegitimately seeking and inducing people from one religious faith, e.g., Orthodoxy, to convert to another one, e.g., Protestantism. People converted this way are known as proselytes.

The English language word proselytism is derived ultimately from the Greek language prefix 'pros' (towards) and the verb 'erchomai' (to come).

See also/not to be confused with

Evangelism

External link

Proselytism (Wikipedia)

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