Evangelism and Contemporary Issues Author:Gordon Pratt Baker No one can seriously undertake the work of Christian evangelism today without quickly recognizing the fact that we live in a time of "total revolution and terrible urgency." — The revolution we face involves all areas of experience. It is political. It is social. It is ideological. It is technological. It is economic. It is ethical. It is ... more »moral. It is spiritual. It topples empires and spawns nations. It catapults whole peoples from the Stone Age and shrinks the civilized world into an uneasy neighborhood. It generates power to stagger the imagination and automates machinery to control the power. And through it all, it magnifies anxiety as countless thousants seek to live beyond their psychological resources in a day which they do not understand for which they have no adequate philosophy.
The present volume, through the experiences and insights of Christian leaders from various walks of life, explores many of the facets of this total revolution. Obviously, such a book can treat only selected phases of this widespread and varied social and spiritual upheaval. It is the hope of the Editor that succeeding volumes to be published by Tidings may provide further depth studies of the implications for Christian evangelism involved in other equally vital factors of contemporary life experience.« less