Evangelizing Church

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In a series of engaging essays and responses, the book explores how evangelism has functioned within Lutheranism historically and articulates a Lutheran theological perspective on evangelism within the broader developments in mission theology over the past several decades. It further helps to show how evangelism from a Lutheran perspective may be differentiated from other theologies of evangelism that are part of the Christian movement in our day.

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The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution

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Overview

In a series of engaging essays and responses, the book explores how evangelism has functioned within Lutheranism historically and articulates a Lutheran theological perspective on evangelism within the broader developments in mission theology over the past several decades. It further helps to show how evangelism from a Lutheran perspective may be differentiated from other theologies of evangelism that are part of the Christian movement in our day.

The book moves from theory to practice as it relates this theology of evangelism to the life of congregations that are seeking to proclaim the gospel in the emerging postmodern context, provides congregations with perspectives on how to utilize this theology in shaping the practice of evangelism within their church life. A study guide to encourage group discussion and reflection is included.

Other contributors:
Wyvetta Bullock
Kelly Fryer
Craig Nessan
J. Paul Rajashekar

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806651095
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Series: Lutheran Voices Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,207,432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 A Lutheran confession 1
2 The gift is a call 11
3 Addressing captives in Babylon 32
4 For the sake of the world 51
5 Called out of our comfort zone 71
6 Navigating difficult questions 92
7 After the death of evangelism - the resurrection of an evangelizing church 113
Epilogue : a Lutheran contribution to an evangelizing church 133
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