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By Vaughn W. Baker

In Evangelism and the Openness of God, Vaughn Baker argues dynamic proposal of God as articulated in open theism greater serves the evangelistic challenge of the church than does traditional theology. Open theism affirms an ontology of affection rather than strength, and it makes a speciality of God’s kenosis in construction, making an allowance for the real freedom of construction inspired through divine persuasion. God’s actual temporal courting with creation—one that's open, synergist, and non-coercive—provides a brand new standpoint for evangelistic task. during this quantity the writer has made a worthwhile contribution to the mixing of recent advancements in theology and evangelism.

“Theology really issues to evangelism. undesirable theology muffles the good news or confuses its viewers. Vaughn Baker exhibits that open theology presents a greater framework for evangelism than different theological possible choices. It makes larger feel of the biblical witness and our deep intuitions approximately human freedom and accountability. Baker provides open theology as actually winsome theology of evangelism.”
—Thomas Jay Oord, Northwest Nazarene University

“This is a most suitable contribution to the literature on evangelism. Drawing at the theology of open theism, it demanding situations traditional, populist (and Calvinist) knowledge and gives another, theological beginning for evangelism. It additionally explores how we should always perform the ministry of evangelism in ways in which should be either powerful and theologically salutary.”
—William J. Abraham, Perkins university of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Vaughn Baker is Lead Pastor of Silver Creek United Methodist Church in Azle, Texas, and Senior Fellow of the Polycarp Community.

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