Biography and Recruitment Receptivity

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Convictions of the Soul

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195169232
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835195 | DOI:
 Biography and Recruitment Receptivity

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This chapter explores the biographies of some missionaries who joined the Central American solidarity movement. Part of the success of these missionaries in building a solidarity movement was attributed to the fact that a segment of the North American churchgoing population was open and amenable to their appeals. These Christians were receptive because religious values made them subjectively engageable. Those who were highly responsive had similar biographical experiences that created a moral focus on peace and justice concerns.

Keywords: Central America; solidarity movement; missionaries; recruitment

Chapter.  8315 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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