Study of Evangelism Exploring a Missional Practice of the Church

ISBN-10: 0802803911
ISBN-13: 9780802803917
Edition: 2008
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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

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.

Paul Wesley Chilcote (M.Div., Ph.D., Duke University) is Visiting Professor of the Practice of Evangelism at Duke University. He previously taught at Africa University (Mutare, Africa), Asbury Theological Seminary (Florida), Wesley College (Bristol, UK) and the Methodist Theological School (Ohio).A clergy member of the North Indiana Methodist Church Conference, Chilcote has served parishes in both North Carolina and Indiana and has been active in global Methodism through his work with the World Methodist Council sponsored Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies and the global Theological Education Committee. With his wife he served as a United Methodist missionary in Limuru, Kenya. He co-chairs the World Methodist Council/Salvation Army Dialogue, serves on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America/United Methodist Church Bilateral Dialogue and is a Benedictine Oblate of Mt. Angel Abbey in Oregon. He serves as president of The Charles Wesley Society.Chilcote is the author of Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit (Upper Room Books, 2001), Her Own Story: Autobiographical Portraits of Early Methodist Women (Abingdon, 2002), Recapturing the Wesleys' Vision (IVP, 2004), Changed from Glory into Glory: Wesleyan Prayer for Transformation (Upper Room Books, 2005), Wesley Speaks on Christian Vocation (Discipleship Resources, 1986), John Wesley and the Women Preachers of Early Methodism (Scarecrow Press, 1991), She Offered Them Christ (Abingdon, 1993; Spanish translation, 1995) and An African Journal of Hope (GBGM, 1998). Chilcote also serves as a unit editor for the definitive edition of The Works of John Wesley, having responsibility (with Randy Maddox) for volumes 12 and 13 on doctrine and theology.

Laceye Warner is Executive Vice Dean, Associate Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Methodist Studies, and Royce and Jane Reynolds Teaching Fellow at Duke Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Defining the Ecclesial Practice and Theology of Evangelism
Evangelism: Theological Currents and Cross-Currents Today
A Theology of Evangelism: The Heart of the Matter
Evangelism and the Gospel of Salvation
Evangelism in the Context of Secularization
Biblical and Historical Sources for the Study of Evangelism
Is There Biblical Warrant for Evangelism?
The Structure of Mission: An Exposition of Matthew 28:16-21
Women and Evangelism in the Early Church
Evangelism and Contemporary American Life
Shifting Southward: Global Christianity since 1945
The Study of Evangelism in the World of Theology
Evangelism and the Character of Christian Theology
The Meaning of Evangelism in the Context of God's Universal Grace
Incarnation and the Church's Evangelistic Mission
Evangelism, Salvation, and Social Justice: Definitions and Interrelationships
Worship, Evangelism, Ethics: On Eliminating the "And"
The Study of Evangelism among the Ecclesial Practices
Evangelism and Discipleship: The God Who Calls, the God Who Sends
Evangelism, Evangelization, and Catechesis: Defining Terms and Making the Case for Evangelization
The Integral Nature of Worship and Evangelism
Evangelism: A Pastoral Theological Perspective
Evangelism in Diverse Ecclesiastical and Ecumenical Settings
Orthodox Concepts of Evangelism and Mission
Religion of the People and Evangelism: A Pentecostal Perspective
The Significance of Lausanne
Toward Developing an Adequate and Comprehensive Understanding of Evangelization
Unity and Mission: The Emerging Ecumenical Vision
Evangelistic Praxis in Diverse Cultural Contexts
Foolishness to the Greeks
A Fresh Look at Evangelism in Africa
Strategic Issues in Missions - An Asian Perspective
Contextual Evangelization in Latin America: Between Accommodation and Confrontation
Afterword: Continuing Conversations and New Trajectories in the Study of Evangelism
God's Justice and Good News: Looking at the Intertwined Dynamics of Evangelism and Antiracism
Liberation and Evangelism - A Feminist Perspective
Centripetal Mission, or Evangelization by Hospitality
Further Reading
Name Index
Subject Index

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