Augsburg Fortress

The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution

The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution

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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.

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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  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806651095
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 190
  • Publication Date March 17, 2005


Foreword, Mark S. Hanson
Preface, David L. Tiede
Project Team Members

A Lutheran Confession
The Gift Is a Call
Addressing Captives in Babylon
For the Sake of the World
Called Out of Our Comfort Zone
Navigating Difficult Questions
After the Death of Evangelism — The Resurrection of an Evangelizing Church

Epilogue: A Lutheran Contribution to an Evangelizing Church

Study Guide
Annotated Bibliography
Index of Topics
Index of Names