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evangelism

1. (in Protestant churches) the practice of spreading the Christian gospel
2. the work, methods, or characteristic outlook of a revivalist or evangelist preacher
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evangelism

the emphasis ofcertain Protestant sects on personal conversion and faith in atonement through the death of Christ as a means of salvation. The political and social influence of mass evangelism is usually conservative in nature.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

Evangelism

Gantry, Elmer
fire and brimstone, fraudulent revivalist. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry]
John
disciple closest to Jesus. [N.T.: John]
Luke
early Christian; the “beloved physician.” [N.T.: Luke]
Mark
Christian apostle. [N.T.: Mark]
Matthew
one of the twelve disciples. [N.T.: Matthew]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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When we offer cups of water in Jesus' name, we are living evangelistically. Especially in these times, when deeds communicate more powerfully than words, doing the truth can be more influential than saying the truth.
Contrary to what evangelistically minded younger churches believe, the discussion on proselytism is not meant to downplay or hinder evangelization but rather to help it.
On other occasions, such as occurred with Mission Volga, there may be cooperative efforts that are both evangelistically effective and successful in avoiding the proselytism label.
In 1988-89, Raymond Fung, secretary for evangelism for the WCC, published a series of letters on the topic, which have now been collected in his book Evangelistically Yours.
The time has come to attempt an assessment of whether Hollenweger's advice for Pentecostals on dialogical evangelism is compatible with or contradictory to Pentecostalism's own inner ethos as an evangelistically driven movement.
(28) The almost stupendous task is to stretch ourselves creatively enough to meet the contemporary challenges of Christian mission in a world of cultural diversity and religious plurality, while remaining faithfully continuous with Pentecostalism's original and authentic inner ethos as a biblical people evangelistically oriented.
Lie's "open particularism" proposal, forged in the Asian religious context, which is Christocentric, biblically committed, evangelistically motivated, soteriologically inclusive, and yet dialogically open, even to the point of learning from religious others; see Lie, Open Particularism: An Evangelical Alternative to Meet the Challenge of Religious Pluralism in the Asian Context (PhD diss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1998).
2 Raymond Fung (1992) Evangelistically Yours: Ecumenical Letters on Contemporary Evangelism, Geneva: WCC Publications.
As one study report admitted, "There exists an almost chaotic confusion about the essence and aims of evangelization."(32) This was exemplified in a serious disagreement which surfaced at the 1949 Study Conference on Evangelism between those who were approaching evangelism evangelistically and those approaching it prophetically.(33) The depth of disagreement was such that the conference ended without a reconciliation between the opposing positions.
8 Raymond Fung, Evangelistically Yours - Ecumenical Letters on Contemporary Evangelism, Geneva: WCC Publications, 1992, p.