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Evangelism
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I. Fundamentals – II. History – III. Missiology and Practical Theology

I. Fundamentals

The term Evangelism is derived from the Greek verb εὐαγγελíζεσϑαι/euangelízesthai, which means to proclaim the “good news” to outsiders. Jesus' proclamation in Luke 4:18 can already be understood as evangelism, since it aims to preach the gospel to the poor. The first disciples, according to Matt 28:19–20, were given a commandment by the resurrected Jesus to eva…

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Dorsett, Lyle W., Moritzen, Niels-Peter, Guder, Darrell, Gensichen, Hans-Werner and Blaser, Klauspeter, “Evangelism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_04818>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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