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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