The Ethics of Evangelism

The Ethics of Evangelism : A Philosophical Defense of Proselytizing and Persuasion

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Why do religious people attempt to persuade others of their beliefs? What are the current objections to the religious practice of proselytizing? Is proselytizing an ethically defensible practice? Are there kinds of proselytizing activities that are ethically questionable? Elmer John Thiessen responds to questions like these in an effort to provide a philosophical defense of proselytization, or religious persuasion, as an ethical practice. Thiessen examines and refutes current cultural and academic objections to religious proselytizing and offers a thorough ethics of evangelism.
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  • Paperback | 285 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 25mm | 454g
  • Inter-Varsity Press,US
  • Illinois, United States
  • English
  • Figures
  • 0830839275
  • 9780830839278
  • 1,005,650

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"Elmer Thiessen provides a tremendous resource for thinking about how to seek and share the truth together in a way that is morally upright, open to further insight and correction, and honours the inherent dignity of those we are seeking to convince."--Ryan Dueck, Mennonite Brethren Herald, February 2012
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