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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
This thesis considers how Christian ministers and other Christian workers may be trained to communicate the Christian message through public speaking, in a way that is Biblically sound, culturally appropriate and p edagogically inforrn ed. The data base for the thesis is a group of staff and students of Inter- Varsity Christian Fellowship Canada who attended a training conference in evangelism in November 1995. Twenty-two of the delegates to this conference who opted to receive training in evangelistic speaking returned a questionnaire on their understanding and practice of evangelistic speaking. The results of this questionnaire were considered from four perspectives: Biblical material on evangelism and evangelistic speaking; current missiological considerations; contemporar5r cultural trends, particularly the growth of postmodernism; and recent writings in tl.e area of pedagogr. The conclusion proposes a model for training evangelistic speakers in the light of this material, a model which may be applied in parachurch and seminary settings.
Bowen, John P., "Teaching Proclamation" (1999). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 7059.
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