What does it mean to evangelize ethically in a multicultural climate? Following his successful Evangelism after Christendom, Bryan Stone addresses reasons evangelism often fails and explains how it can become distorted as a Christian practice. Stone urges us to consider a new approach, arguing for evangelism as a work of imagination and a witness to beauty rather than a crass effort to compete for converts in pluralistic contexts. He shows that the way we lead our lives as Christians is the most meaningful tool of evangelism in today's rapidly changing world.
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About the Author
Bryan Stone (PhD, Southern Methodist University) is associate dean for academic affairs and E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at the Boston University School of Theology in Boston, Massachusetts, where he also codirects the Center for Practical Theology. He has authored numerous books, including Evangelism after Christendom.
Table of Contents
1. Competing for Space in the World
2. On Ethics, Evangelism, and Proselytism
3. Evangelism, Empire, and Rival Citizenships
4. The Ecclesiality of Salvation
5. Evangelism and Pluralism in the Nation-State and Military
6. Evangelism and Nonviolence
7. The Pluralism of Consumer Culture
8. Evangelism and Pluralistic Theologies of Religion
9. Evangelism and Beauty
Epilogue: The Meaninglessness of Apologetics