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 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
 Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping
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Theological Argument Design: Persuasion Mapping

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  • 1. Persuasion Mapping
    Constructing a Theological Argument
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  • 2. “Christian theology is best understood as persuasive argument” (Cunningham, 1993).
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  • 3. Theological Argument:Deductive
    A theological argument is a type of reflection. It states a premise and argues for it.
    Preparing an argument involves researching, deconstructing, analyzing & persuading, while keeping cultural context in mind.
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  • 4. 4
    Premise
    Supporting
    Supporting
    Step 2:
    Substantiate the premise.
    Supporting
    Persuasion Map Overview
    Reason 1
    Reason 2
    Reason 3
    Step 3
    Scripturally support each reason reason.
    Step 1:
    The premise.
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  • 5. Step 1: State the Premise
    The premise is the scriptural position you will argue
    Concisely & clearly.
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  • 6. Developing the Premise
    TIPS:
    Do your research before you write
    Understand the core of the argument
    Begin with a strong vision of the premise
    Address the needs of the audience
    Write a statement that is one to three sentences in length
    Represent the argument with clear wording
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  • 7. Step 2: Cite the Main Reasons
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    Tell why your audience should accept your premise.
    Logically sequence & connect reasons.
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  • 8. Constructing the Reasons
    TIPS:
    Select reasons that are the key to the argument
    Look for patterns that emerge in Scripture as a guide
    Present them in a logical sequence
    Build reasons precept-upon-precept according to Scripture
    Represent the argument with clear wording
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  • 9. Step 3: Add Scriptural Evidence
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  • 10. Supporting with Evidence
    TIPS:
    Do a thorough, full-scale investigation.
    Consider the below methods of study:
    • Word study, cognates, etymology, grammar
    • 11. Innertextual/intertextual analyses
    • 12. Backgrounds-historical, cultural, political, social, etc.
    Support with Scripture, not your opinion
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  • 13. Consider: Acknowledge Other Perspectives
    People hold perspectives about the premise that differ from your beliefs.
    What are these perspectives?
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  • 14. Still To Consider: Respond to Other Perspectives
    How do you respond to another’s perspectives?
    Seek to understand the person’s point of view. Support your response with Scripture.
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  • 15. References
    Power point was based on information from the below sources.
    Background Labs. (2011). Abstract pattern 07. Retrieved May 2, 2011, from http://www.backgroundlabs.com/detail/link-198.html
    Burke, J. (2007). Tools and texts for 50 essential lessons. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
    Cunningham, D. (1993). Faithful persuasion: In aid of a rhetoric of Christian theology. University of Notre Dame Press.
    IRA/NCTE. (2011). Persuasion map. Read.Write.Think. Retrieved April 21, 2011, from http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/persuasion-30034.html
    Mayberry, K. & Golden, R. (1996). For argument’s sake: A guide for effective arguments. (2nd Ed). New York NY: HarperCollins.
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  • 16. References
    Power point was based on information from the below sources.
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    Yaghijian, L. Writing theology well: A rhetoric for theological and biblical writers. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
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