"A fascinating book that will be read with profit all around the world,"---Christianity Today. By what avenues did the early Christians spread their faith, and how can we apply their lessons today? Carefully researched and quoting frequently from primary sources, this is a modern classic. 474 pages, softcover. Eerdmans.
Now a modern classic, Michael Green's Evangelism in the Early Church provides a comprehensive look at the ways the first Christians -- from the New Testament period up until the middle of the third century -- worked to spread the good news to the rest of the world.
In describing life in the early church, Green explores crucial aspects of the evangelistic task that have direct relevance for similar work today, including methods, motives, and strategies. He assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the evangelistic approaches used by the earliest Christians, and he also considers the obstacles to evangelism, using outreach to Gentiles and to Jews as examples of differing contexts for proclamation. Carefully researched and frequently quoting primary sources from the early church, this book will both show contemporary readers what can be learned from the past and help renew their own evangelistic vision.
Michael Green, one of the world's leading evangelists, iscurrently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall inOxford, England. Prior to that he has been Principal ofSt. John's College in Nottingham, Rector of St. Aldate'sChurch in Oxford, Professor of Evangelism at Regent Collegein Vancouver, British Columbia, and Senior Advisor of theArchbishops of Canterbury and York on Evangelism. Inaddition to teaching at Wycliffe, he maintains a world-widespeaking and writing ministry.