The Annunciation

The Annunciation

by Larry Hart

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Overview

The Annunciation is an in-depth look at how the Christian message can be communicated in a way that is comprehensible to the postmodern world and yet remain within the classical faith.

""Larry Hart engages us in a most interesting conversation with ideas presented from a wide variety of sources. His conclusion is simple and wise: Effective evangelizers are those who have had a personal experience of God's power and presence, and who become witnesses to that experience through story. Hart models what he encourages his readers to become--deeply spiritual, well-informed people who share their stories with others.""
--Margaret Nutting Ralph, PhD, Director of Pastoral Studies at Lexington Theological Seminary; Instructor, St. Meinrad School of Theology; author of And God Said What? and Why the Catholic Church Must Change: A Necessary Conversation

""It is hard to write a book these days about evangelism, especially for an audience of Mainline Protestants and progressive Catholics. Yet this is what Hart has succeeded in doing. Taking seriously the objections to traditional faith, he offers a new way of thinking about evangelism and engaging in apologetic conversation. In doing so he makes a valuable contribution to the ongoing conversation on evangelism and the development of a postmodern apologetic.""
--Richard V. Peace, PhD, Robert Boyd Munger Professor of Evangelism and Spiritual Formation, Fuller Theological Seminary; author of Noticing God (2012). 

""Hart has produced a refreshing and helpful invitation to articulate and renew the way we express our faith in ways that can be lovely and beautiful for others. This book has given me the language with which to understand what I have been working with intuitively for a very long time. It is one of the best books I have read this year.""
--Randal Gardner, Canon for Congregational Life, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, San Francisco; Dean of the Chapel, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley

Larry Hart is a parish priest in the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, a pastoral counselor, spiritual director, and sometimes author. His personal website, which is kept more or less up to date is: Father Larry's Journal for Contemplative Living.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532605475
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 03/10/2017
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Larry Hart is a parish priest in the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, a pastoral counselor, spiritual director, and sometimes author. His personal website, which is kept more or less up to date is: Father Larry's Journal for Contemplative Living.

Table of Contents

About the Cover ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Part I A New Evangelization

Chapter 1 The Practitioner 3

Chapter 2 The Context 14

Chapter 3 The Awakening 35

Chapter 4 Soul Talk 54

Chapter 5 The Human Condition 75

Part II A New Apologetic

Chapter 6 The New Apologetic and the Reality of God 99

Chapter 7 Can We Trust Jesus? 120

Chapter 8 An Evangelist's Perspective on Biblical Scholarship 138

Chapter 9 Before the Sermon 165

Chapter 10 Progressive Orthodoxy in Eight Sermons 192

Bibliography 233

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