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Logic of Evangelism (William J Abraham) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1989) 9780802804334
Logic of Evangelism (William J Abraham) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1989) 9780802804334
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Title: The Logic of Evangelism

Author: Abraham, William J

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 1989

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802804334

Volumes: 1; Pages: 254

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In this book William J. Abraham attempts to address the dearth of modern theology on the topic of evangelism. In contrast both to the traditional focus on proclamation and to the more recent emphasis on church growth, Abraham argues that evangelism should be construed as primary initiation into the kingdom of God.Fleshing out his thesis by discussing how conversion, baptism, morality, the creed, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the classical spiritual disciplines are related to kingdom initiation, Abraham seeks to articulate the implications of his theory of evangelism for the practice of evangelism.Besides holding forth a specific norm regarding how evangelism should be understood, Abraham also maintains that the sorely needed critical discussion about evangelism should proceed in a particular way_not by drawing up new, specialized schemes but rather by bringing to bear on the topic relevant material from a number of appropriate disciplines. The book thus seeks to provoke or inspire other scholars to pursue critical reflection on evangelism, to further develop the new ground broken here.Contents1. Evangelism and Modern Theology2. The Gospel3. Proclamation4. Church Growth5. Initiation6. Conversion, Baptism, and Morality7. The Creed, Spiritual Gifts, and Disciplines8. The Ministry of Evangelism9. Evangelism and Modernity10. The Wider EcumenismIndex
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