E. Stanley Jones and Sharing the Good News in a Pluralistic Society

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Jack Jackson, F. Douglas Powe
  • Nashville, TN: 
    General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
    , April
     148 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This book offers a Wesleyan evangelism through the lens and in the spirit of E. Stanley Jones. As Christians seek ways to authentically, faithfully, and genuinely share the gospel, they find themselves pulled in two opposite directions. One forbids mentioning the name of Jesus and the other tries to forcefully lead people to confess Jesus as Savior without any regard for their social circumstances. Neither option works or is sustainable, but both do make the church irrelevant to the very people it seeks to reach. The life and thought of E. Stanley Jones offer a third way that is theologically grounded and socially attuned to the hardships many endure. This book explores why this third way must be re-claimed.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jack Jackson is E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, Mission, and Global Methodism at Claremont School of Theology.

F. Douglas Powe Jr. is James C. Logan Professor of Evangelism, an E. Stanley Jones Professorship, and Professor of Urban Ministry; Managing Director for The Institute for Community Engagement; Director of Urban Ministry Program at Wesley Theological Seminary.


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