The Resource Fool's talk : recovering the art of Christian persuasion, Os Guinness, (ebook)

Fool's talk : recovering the art of Christian persuasion, Os Guinness, (ebook)

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Fool's talk : recovering the art of Christian persuasion
Title
Fool's talk
Title remainder
recovering the art of Christian persuasion
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Os Guinness
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eng
Summary
In our post-Christian context, public life has become markedly more secular and private life infinitely more diverse. Yet many Christians still rely on cookie-cutter approaches to evangelism and apologetics. Most of these methods assume that people are open, interested and needy for spiritual insight when increasingly most people are not. Our urgent need, then, is the capacity to persuade?to make a convincing case for the gospel to people who are not interested in it. In his magnum opus, Os Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative persuasion. Christians have often relied on proclaiming and preaching, protesting and picketing. But we are strikingly weak in persuasion?the ability to talk to people who are closed to what we are saying. Actual persuasion requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach. Guinness notes, "Jesus never spoke to two people the same way, and neither should we." Following the tradition of Erasmus, Pascal, G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, Malcolm Muggeridge and Peter Berger, Guinness demonstrates how apologetic persuasion requires both the rational and the imaginative. Persuasion is subversive, turning the tables on listeners' assumptions to surprise them with signals of transcendence and the credibility of the gospel. This book is the fruit of forty years of thinking, honed in countless talks and discussions at many of the leading universities and intellectual centers of the world. Discover afresh the persuasive power of Christian witness from one of the leading apologists and thinkers of our era
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Midwest
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Guinness, Os
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248/.5
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Influence (Psychology)
  • Persuasion (Psychology)
  • Communication
  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
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adult
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Fool's talk : recovering the art of Christian persuasion, Os Guinness, (ebook)
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9780830898503
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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MWT12129211
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Fool's talk : recovering the art of Christian persuasion, Os Guinness, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780830898503
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12129211
Specific material designation
remote
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12129211
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MWT12129211
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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