Two interesting pieces on conversion:
A review of Neil Price’s history of the Vikings, Children of Ash & Elm, that wonders how a people as fierce as the Vikings came to convert to Christianity.
Ross Douthat on the conditions of our meritocracy’s disbelief, and what conversion requires today (NYT).
Conversion is a fascinating concept, whatever form it takes (religious or otherwise; conversion or de-conversion): what would it take for you to embrace a dramatically different vision of reality? Can you imagine yourself a convert?