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proselyte

a person newly converted to a religious faith or sect; a convert, esp a gentile converted to Judaism
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"Which is a more proselyting role than giving a master class, but I think that's tremendously important.''
Allowing the Roman Catholic Bishops as the leaders of the Tamils is a design of the West to focus on the Tamils as Christians and assist the Catholic prelates in proselyting of the Hindus and Muslims in years to come.
But, according to the authors, the greatest threat to a Hutterite way of life is not "the vulgar and lewd secular world" but the pressures of evangelical Christian groups, such as the Church of God, that have been proselyting among them, offering salvation without a commitment to communal life.
Accordingly, the agitation begins, proselyting proceeds, the morons are mustered.
But after 9/11, the mainstream Wahhabi order took a back seat and more radical Neo-Salafis led the process of proselyting other Muslims.
(7) The results of this apologetically-driven alteration of the status of the mediations into religion's primary objects of belief or practice are many: the suppression of the prophetic/transcendent element, a defiant aversion to the open-ended inquiries of modern science and scholarship, and aggressive campaigns of proselyting and political influence.
Dunphy wrote of alarm within the religious Right over a suggestion he'd made in an earlier, 1983 piece advocating direct, state-sponsored proselyting of humanism in public schools (see box).