Evangelism in a Skeptical World

Euangelion | 6/16/2019 | Staff
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Books that aim to extrapolate the Matthean Great Commission in practical terms are a relatively common occurrence in the publisher’s catalogues, and regularly cover the same ground. Occasionally though, one ushers in a new perspective or approach that refreshingly illuminates common practice and brings gentle critique. Sam Chan’s book Evangelism in a Skeptical World does just this. Bringing a unique mix of theoretical insight—drawn primarily from speech act theory and Chan’s PhD—and lived practice, Chan seeks to gently critique gospel presentations and bolster an enlivened practice.

Chan - Spheres - Book - First - Engagement

Chan moves through three primary spheres within the book. First, engagement with the theory of evangelism and presenting the Gospel. Here he brings an understanding of speech-act theory to bear on the socio-cognitive processes occurring as people communicate the Gospel message. Second, a consideration of lived practice, and cultural engagement as audiences hear the Gospel message. The core of Chan’s process is an astute cultural analysis that is the...
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