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Evangelism means proclamation of the gospel. As distinct from ordinary preaching, it denotes an initial proclamation that aims at a decision for Christ by those who do not yet believe or who no longer do so. It is the communication of the whole gospel in simple form, along with a concern to address intellectual hindrances to faith or those deriving from experience.

The English language (in this respect richer than some other European languages) distinguishes between the terms “evangelism” an…

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Castro, Emilio and Linn, Gerhard, “Evangelism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E573>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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