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tr.v. Chris·tian·ized, chris·tian·iz·ing, Chris·tian·iz·es
1. To take over or adapt in the name of Christianity: pagan monuments Christianized by early missionaries.
2. To convert to Christianity.

Chris′tian·i·za′tion (-chə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
Chris′tian·iz′er n.
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Noun1.Christianization - conversion to Christianity
conversion - a change of religion; "his conversion to the Catholic faith"
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9) Peter Brown, "Conversion and Christianization in Late Antiquity: The Case of Augustine," in The Past Before Us: The Challenge of Historiographies of Late Antiquity, ed.
Rather, they were bound to particular groups of people and locales of the medieval world, and represented a fresh appropriation of astrological materials, forming an early and decisive stage in the Christianization of the cosmos.
The collection includes topics pertaining to conversion as a personal experience, the role of conversion in cultural assimilation, a trio of studies relating to the impact of women on European christianization, and a final group of essays dealing with various aspects of conversion (including multidirectional conversions), and conversion as an instrument of political negotiation in medieval Lithuania.
Gordon states her chief themes explicitly: "first, that the Christianization of approximately half the population by the end of slavery was overwhelmingly the achievement of black and colored teachers, both independent preachers and the leadership of the dissenting chapels; second, that the conversion was progressively associated with the growing aspirations, both for freedom and sociopolitical recognition, of slaves and free coloreds and blacks of many generations; third, that by 1838 there was a dawning awareness of a Jamaican identity among the colored population, if only because they had nowhere else to go.
Klingshirn's discussion of these matters is stimulating; and his interest in looking at what was involved in Christianization from the laity's point of view, and seeing them as active shapers of their own religious practices, is particularly welcome.
Their lives and activities were integral to the Christianization of the culture; they served as mediators between the secular power of their male family members and as intercessors for the poor and neglected.
The first part (West) omits Christianization, while the second (East) part includes Christianization, but omits the rise of Islam and the Califate.
What Earenfight demonstrates through an extensive use of primary sources, such as contemporary records and archaeological and cultural artifacts, are the vital and influential ways in which queens of various empires and kingdoms were able to expand and enhance their initial ambiguous and uncertain positions as wives and mothers and promoters of the Christianization of Europe to, in many cases, associative partnerships or even rulership in their own right.
The Ati-Ati tribe competiti depicts the folkloric story of the coming of Bornean settlers to Panay and the Christianization of the native Atis (Aetas), which are the indigenous inhabitants of Panay Island.
On 2021, Cebu and the rest of the Philippines will celebrate the 500th anniversary or the fifth centennial of the Christianization of the Philippines.
Property and virginity; the Christianization of marriage in medieval Iceland 1200-1600.
To set the stage for our consideration of these peculiar missionaries, we will begin with a review of scholarship on the interrelated themes of mission, conversion, and Christianization in late antiquity, (3) especially in relation to the historiography of east Roman or Byzantine mission.