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Graceful Evangelism : Christian Witness in a Complex World - Frances S. Adeney

Graceful Evangelism

Christian Witness in a Complex World

Paperback Published: 1st December 2010
ISBN: 9780801031854
Number Of Pages: 204

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The word evangelism evokes strong reactions among Christians. Conflict about what it is, whether to do it, how to go about it, and the desired results divides churches, demonstrating the need for new theologies and methods that address today's religiously pluralistic and secular contexts. This book offers a comprehensive treatment of evangelism, from biblical models to contemporary practice. Frances Adeney shows that understanding different contexts and approaches to evangelism and accepting the views of others on this crucial topic can help replace the "evangelism wars" (social action vs. proclamation) with a more graceful approach to sharing God's good news with the world.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: What This Book Is Aboutp. xi
Where Did We Come From?
What Is Evangelism? Perspectives and Problemsp. 1
What Does the Bible Say? Biblical Models of Evangelismp. 14
Patterns of Evangelism through the Agesp. 27
The Western Missionary Movement in the Nineteenth Century: An American Perspectivep. 41
Where Are We Now?
The Situation for Evangelism in the Twenty-first Century: Two Sides of a Coinp. 55
Today's Mission Trendsp. 67
Contemporary Theologies of Evangelismp. 78
Where Are We Going?
Abundant Lifep. 99
A Mission Statement for Evangelismp. 108
Changing Context: Transforming Missionp. 118
Can We Craft a Graceful Evangelism?
Insights from Contemporary Theologies of Evangelismp. 129
Challenges to Crafting a Graceful Evangelismp. 140
Changes: New Movements and Institutional Re-visioningsp. 152
Seeing through Their Eyes: A Spiral of Knowledge Acquisitionp. 161
Radical Habits: Practices for Evangelism Todayp. 174
Appendix: Constructing a Congregational Timelinep. 187
Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9780801031854
ISBN-10: 0801031850
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st December 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.44  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.31