Table of contents for The evangelistic love of God & neighbor : A theology of witness and discipleship / Scott J. Jones.


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ContentsIntroduction: The Theological Study of Christian Evangelism	
Part I. What is Evangelism?
Chapter 1 God's Evangelistic Love	
Greek Roots of "Evangelism"	
Finding the Starting Point	
God's Love as the Central Theme of Scripture 	
Incarnation--the Sending of the Son	
Sending of the Holy Spirit	
God's Grace is Offered to All	
The Reign of God and Christian Discipleship	
Chapter 2 Humanity's Evangelistic Love of God and Neighbor	
	
Faith as a Response to Grace	
Love as Response to the Reign of God	
God's Mission and the Mission of the Church	
Mission and Hospitality	
Chapter 3. The Logic of Christian Discipleship	
Evaluating The Logic of Evangelism	
Three Steps of Discipleship with Seven Aspects	
Chapter 4. Evangelism as Initiation into Christian Discipleship	
Definitional Problems	
Abraham's Definition	
Evangelism Defined	
Part II. The Practice of Evangelism
Chapter 5. Evangelism as Necessarily Enculturated	
Understanding a Person's Context	
Starting Where a Person Is	
Evangelism in Different Contexts	
Chapter 6. Evangelism and Ecclesiology	
The Ecclesiological Implications of Evangelism	
Evangelism Avoids Proselytism	
Who Is a Christian?	
Implications of the Definition of Christian Discipleship	
Communal Validation of the Individual's Decision	
The Church as a Means of Grace	
Recognizing Other Churches as Parts of the Church of Christ	
Post-modern, Ecumenical Evangelism	
Chapter 7. Evangelism and Persons from Other Religions
The Supremacy of Love as Motivation, Goal, and Method	
Evangelizing Jews?
Evangelizing Persons from Religions Other Than Judaism	
Dialogue and Evangelism	
Appendix: A Systemic Approach to Congregational Evangelism	
Correcting Misconceptions	
Missionary Ecclesiology	
Missionary Leadership	
Analyzing the Congregation as a System	
Twenty Components	
Evaluating Evangelistic Practice	
Abbreviations
Selected Bibliography
Notes 
Index
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Evangelistic work, Witness bearing (Christianity)United Methodist Church (U, S, ) Doctrines