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The Mystic Way of Evangelism : A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach - Elaine A. Heath

The Mystic Way of Evangelism

A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach

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Published: 1st October 2008
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Although each generation searches for effective ways to be salt and light, Elaine Heath argues that the church is currently in an especially difficult place--a dark night of the soul. She calls the church to embrace, rather than ignore, its difficulties and find different ways of doing outreach.

Heath brings a fresh perspective to the theory and practice of evangelism by approaching it through contemplative spirituality. By looking to mystics, saints, and martyrs of church history--such as Ignatius of Loyola, Julian of Norwich, St. Francis, John Wesley, Mother Theresa, and Henri Nouwen--she suggests we can discover ways of thinking about God that result in a life of outreach.

Purgation -- Into the night -- Illumination -- Love is God's meaning -- Broken bread and poured out wine -- Coming home to love -- Healing the threefold wound -- Redeeming the earth -- Union -- A hermeneutic of love -- Giving ourselves away -- Homing prayer -- New tongues of fire -- Your will be done on earth -- Epilogue: Out of the night.

ISBN: 9781441201843
ISBN-10: 144120184X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Published: 1st October 2008