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Not Ashamed of the Gospel: Enduring Shame as a Baseline for Conversion

Mark R. Teasdale

Abstract


This paper argues that conversion is best construed as the willingness of a convert to endure shame for the sake of identifying publicly with Jesus Christ. The paper will demonstrate that this view of conversion is supported by biblical, psychological, anthropological, and missiological scholarship, and that this view of conversion has substantial implications for both the teaching and practice of evangelism.

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