The Study of Evangelism: Exploring a Missional Practice of the Church

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Paul W. Chilcote, Laceye C. Warner
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Feb 13, 2008 - Religion - 458 pages
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The Study of Evangelism collects thirty groundbreaking essays on the practice of evangelism into a single volume in order to enhance serious theological and contextual engagement with this aspect of the church?'s mission in the world. The book lays a solid, scholarly foundation for future discourse, speaking to all who practice and study evangelism from many different Christian perspectives. By offering these thoughtful essays, Paul W. Chilcote and Laceye C. Warner aim to encourage reflective and open dialogue about the practice of evangelism within the community of faith. Contributors: William J. Abraham, Mortimer Arias, David J. Bosch, Carl E. Braaten, Walter Brueggemann, Paul W. Chilcote, Orlando E. Costas, Darrell L. Guder, Stanley Hauerwas, George Hunsberger, Bill J. Leonard, Walter L. Liefeld, Samuel Palma Manriquez, Jesse N. K. Mugambi, Lesslie Newbigin, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Jerry Persha, Stephen K. Pickard, Dana L. Robert, Letty M. Russell, Ronald J. Sider, John Stott, J. Patrick Vaughn, Alexander Veronis, John H. Westerhoff, Hwa Yung.
 

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Contents

The Heart of the Matter
18
Evangelism and the Gospel of Salvation
33
Evangelism in the Context of Secularization
46
part
55
Women and Evangelism in the Early Church
93
Evangelism and Contemporary American Life
101
Global Christianity since 1945
117
part three
135
A Pastoral Theological Perspective
264
Orthodox Concepts of Evangelism and Mission
279
Toward Developing an Adequate and Comprehensive
313
The Emerging Ecumenical Vision
328
part
341
Strategic Issues in Missions An Asian Perspective
374
afterword
405
Liberation and EvangelismAFeminist Perspective
416

The Meaning of Evangelism in the Context
159
Incarnation and the Churchs Evangelistic Mission
171
On Eliminating the And
205
part four
215
The Integral Nature of Worship and Evangelism
246
Centripetal Mission or Evangelization by Hospitality
424
further reading
436
name index
446
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Paul W. Chilcote is professor of historical theology and Wesleyan studies at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ohio.

Laceye Cl. Warner is executive vice dean and associate professor of the practice of evangelism and Methodist studies at Duke Divinity School, North Carolina.

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