Crossing Boundaries

Conversions
Two Family Stories from the Reformation and Modern America
Craig Harline
Yale University Press, $27.50, 320 pp.

Craig Harline’s captivating book about the family dynamics of conversion gives the reader a three-for-one. Interwoven chapter by chapter are two stories: the conversion from Dutch Reformed Protestantism to Catholicism of Jacob Rolandus in seventeenth-century Holland, and the double conversion of a friend of Harline’s in twentieth-century California, first from evangelical Protestantism to Mormonism and then from Mormonism to life as a homosexual. The third story...

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About the Author

Mark Noll, author of The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, is an Evangelical Presbyterian who teaches history at the University of Notre Dame.

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