The Resource Liberating news : a theology of contextual evangelization, by Orlando E. Costas

Liberating news : a theology of contextual evangelization, by Orlando E. Costas

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Liberating news : a theology of contextual evangelization
Title
Liberating news
Title remainder
a theology of contextual evangelization
Statement of responsibility
by Orlando E. Costas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book approaches the topic of contextual evangelization from the standpoint of 'the poor, the powerless, and the oppressed.' It is, as Orlando Costas explains, 'written against the backdrop of the radical evangelical tradition in dialogue with other streams of the larger ecumenical church.' Costas begins by exploring the biblical roots of contextual evangelization, focusing on two models. The Old Testament model is illustrated by believers like Esther, who, in her heroic liberation of her people in politically difficult circumstances, showed us how to come to the aid of those who live on the margins of society. The New Testament model is illustrated first and foremost by Christ, who showed us how to minister to the marginalized by operating from 'the Galilean periphery.' On what does one base contextual evangelization? On the Trinity, which Costas defines as community, the foundation for evangelization as a 'communal event.' The substance of evangelization is 'the apostolic message of the cross, ' which announces God's gift of life through the suffering and death of Christ. If we believe that message, we look forward to life in God's kingdom even as we work and pray for justice and peace. Costas accordingly views conversion not as a single event but rather as a continual transformative process that involves a passage from self-absorption to active communal commitment. Costas' creative, sound blend of evangelical commitment and enlightened social thinking recommends this book to well-informed laypeople as well as pastors, theologians, and scholars."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Costas, Orlando E
Index
no index present
LC call number
BV3793
LC item number
.C65 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evangelistic work
  • Missions
  • Christianity and culture
  • Liberation theology
  • Évangélisation
  • Missiologie
  • Théologie de la libération
  • Christianisme et civilisation
  • Christianity and culture
  • Evangelistic work
  • Liberation theology
  • Missions
  • Missionstheologie
  • Christentum
  • Kultur
Label
Liberating news : a theology of contextual evangelization, by Orlando E. Costas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-182)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theology, context, and evangelization: the theoretical framework -- Contextual evangelization: a personal and social witness -- The prophetic character of evangelization: a perspective from the Jewish Diaspora -- The evangelistic legacy of Jesus: a perspective from the Galilean periphery -- The God of the evangel: the trinitarian community as an evangelizing presence -- The message of the cross: life and hope through suffering and death -- The call to conversion: new life in the Spirit -- The basic evangelizing community: contextual evangelization in the life and mission of the church
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 182 pages
Isbn
9780802803641
Lccn
89001590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
001534344
System control number
(OCoLC)19127838
Label
Liberating news : a theology of contextual evangelization, by Orlando E. Costas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-182)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theology, context, and evangelization: the theoretical framework -- Contextual evangelization: a personal and social witness -- The prophetic character of evangelization: a perspective from the Jewish Diaspora -- The evangelistic legacy of Jesus: a perspective from the Galilean periphery -- The God of the evangel: the trinitarian community as an evangelizing presence -- The message of the cross: life and hope through suffering and death -- The call to conversion: new life in the Spirit -- The basic evangelizing community: contextual evangelization in the life and mission of the church
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 182 pages
Isbn
9780802803641
Lccn
89001590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
001534344
System control number
(OCoLC)19127838

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