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====Individual Transformation in Medieval Scandinavia: Three Case Studies====
  
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The sagas and poetry of medieval Scandinavia reflect a world in transition.
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*Becoming and adult is a near universal transformation.
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*Becoming a King is a selective transformation experienced by a relative few.
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*Becoming a Christian is a progressive transformation, experienced selectively at first, and then by increasing numbers of individuals.
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“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland
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"Most people in America, when they are exposed to the Christian faith, are not being transformed. They take one step into the door, and the journey ends. They are not being allowed, encouraged, or equipped to love or to think like Christ. Yet in many ways a focus on spiritual formation fits what a new generation is really seeking. Transformation is a process, a journey, not a one-time decision.”
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― David Kinnaman, unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity... and Why It Matters
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"few things have more transformative power than people and stories.”
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― Shane Claiborne

Revision as of 16:57, 6 January 2020

Individual Transformation in Medieval Scandinavia: Three Case Studies

The sagas and poetry of medieval Scandinavia reflect a world in transition.

  • Becoming and adult is a near universal transformation.
  • Becoming a King is a selective transformation experienced by a relative few.
  • Becoming a Christian is a progressive transformation, experienced selectively at first, and then by increasing numbers of individuals.

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland

"Most people in America, when they are exposed to the Christian faith, are not being transformed. They take one step into the door, and the journey ends. They are not being allowed, encouraged, or equipped to love or to think like Christ. Yet in many ways a focus on spiritual formation fits what a new generation is really seeking. Transformation is a process, a journey, not a one-time decision.” ― David Kinnaman, unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity... and Why It Matters

"few things have more transformative power than people and stories.” ― Shane Claiborne