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Word: proselytize

Definition: (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion


Sentences Containing 'proselytize'

By the time of Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, music was used to proselytize.
Daniel J. Elazar connects this pluralist tendency to the fact that Jews are not expected to proselytize, and argues that whereas Christianity and Islam anticipate a single world-state, Judaism does not.[http://www.jcpa.org/dje/articles2/jud-democ.htm] This lack of a universalizing religion is combined with the fact that most Jews live as minorities in their countries, and that no central Jewish religious authority has existed for over 2,000 years.
Horik refused to convert to Christianity, as it was his enemies' religion, and resisted attempts by Archbishop Anskar of Hamburg-Bremen to proselytize the Danes.
However, he was never considered for a professorial post at Hebrew Union College, apparently because in his early twenties he had helped the German Lutheran theologian Franz Delitzsch revise his Hebrew translation of the New Testament, a work used to proselytize Jewish converts to Christianity.

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