How to Influence People – The Right Way

Martin Cothran June 9, 2013

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2013


Martin Cothran, an experienced debater in print and on radio and television, discusses the important art of persuasion and how to teach it to students. Early Christian thinkers such as St. Augustine took the system of rhetoric originally developed by Aristotle, Quintilian, and Cicero and used it in the defense of the Christian world view. Cothran explains what these tools were and how they can be taught in your private school or homeschool.


Classical Education Rhetoric Students Teaching


Martin Cothran
Martin Cothran is a writer and teacher who lives in Danville, Kentucky. He holds a B.A. in philosophy and economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from the Simon Greenleaf School. He is a prominent voice in Kentucky on public policy issues and is a regular guest on radio and television. He is author of Traditional Logic: Books I and II and Classical Rhetoric.

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