Liturgy and Evangelism

John W Fraser

John W Fraser of Farnell examines different approaches to evangelism given in a book reflecting on a Billy Graham crusade in Belgium and that put forward by Pope Paul. The distinction between kerygma and didache is affirmed and it is noted, not only that Jesus proclaimed and then withdrew to teach his disciples, but that in NT sources a good proportion of teaching is directed to the general public. The paper emphasises the dimension of community and social justice that is embraced in the proclamation. The celebrations of the Christian Year, Baptism and the Eucharist are shown to be essential to evangelism, which cannot be simply a one-off crusade. The ecumenical dimension must also be recovered.

Volume 09, Number 01 May 1979, p2
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