The psychologists Rambo and Farhadian identified seven 'stages' of conversion - context, crisis, quest, encounter, interaction commitment, consequences.
1. Context: This is the starting point, made up of everything that has brought the person to where they are now: their upbringing, educational background, work, social network, previous R training and E, mental health + social skills. Their core values.
2. Crisis: Nothing but challenge. Something happens to destabilize their religious identity.
3. Quest: Person in crisis searches for helpful alternative app, within/beyond original faith
tradition. Many ways to gather information: reading, broadcast media, visits to houses of worship, talking with friends of different religions.
4. Encounter: The seeker meets somebody. If…