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ERIC Number: EJ1014202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5456
Evangelism in the Classroom: A Response to Elmer Thiessen
Cooling, Trevor
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v17 n2 p259-269 2013
This article is a response to Elmer Thiessen's article on evangelism in this journal. Although I agree with his general position that evangelism is an educationally justifiable activity, Thiessen criticizes comments I have made in my writings and charges me with being ambiguous. I respond to these remarks by defending the distinction that I make between evangelism and proselytization and then by questioning Thiessen's definition of evangelism as "intentional and verbal persuasion". Finally I suggest a different understanding of evangelism in classrooms, based on a model of influence that is not solely concerned with intentional persuasion (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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