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''''', as distinct from [[evangelism]], involves actively and illegitimately seeking and inducing people from one religious faith to another. People [[convert]]ed this way are known as ''proselytes''.  The English word ''proselytism'' derives 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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In [[Bible|Biblical]] usage, a '''proselyte''' was one who converted to the [[Judaism|Jewish]] faith, not having been born into the Covenant.  
  
==See also/not to be confused with==
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==See also==
[[Witness|Evangelism]]
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*[[Evangelism]]
  
 
==External link==
 
==External link==
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proselytism Proselytism (Wikipedia)]
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*[[Wikipedia:Proselytism]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:42, January 5, 2006

Proselytism, as distinct from evangelism, involves actively and illegitimately seeking and inducing people from one religious faith to another. People converted this way are known as proselytes. The English word proselytism derives from the Greek language prefix pros- (towards) and the verb erchomai (to come).

In Biblical usage, a proselyte was one who converted to the Jewish faith, not having been born into the Covenant.

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