God The Father has acted in Jesus Christ to save mankind from the human dilemma. Evangelism is grounded in this fact, says Dr. Hartt, and it is to this one great fact we must turn in preaching and teaching.
The church today must lift into sharp focus the essential evangelistic message. Only thus--far above the methods of popular evangelism--can it meet the modern world's competition for men's minds and hearts.
In these chapters Dr. Hartt defines and interprets each of the great principles of faith that make up the Christian message. Belief in God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Kingdom, the nature of man, is explored in light of the Great Commission.
Toward a Theology of Evangelism is an interpretation of the church's mission as witness to the truth and love of God--a vital book for every thoughtful person who seeks to obey Jesus' impelling command: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations."
Endorsements & Reviews-
One of the church's and the nation's most neglected theologians is Julian Hartt, for he was at once thoroughly unapologetic and completely anti-triumphalist in his treatment of matters cultural and doctrinal and political. We thus owe a huge debt of gratitude to Wipf and Stock for reprinting (with fresh introductions) his long-unavailable work.
Ralph C. Wood, Baylor University
James Gustafson once stated: "Julian Hartt has one of the most brilliant and profound theological minds and spirits in the Christian community today; unfortunately he is one of the least appreciated theologians now writing."
This reissue of Julian Hartt's books makes available once again the work of this profound and brilliant theologian and makes it possible for a new generation to appreciate his work.
Jonathan Wilson, Carey Theological College
Julian Hartt Stanley Hauerwas
Julian Norris Hartt is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University, Garrett Theological Seminary, Northwestern University (M.A.), and Yale University (Ph.D.). From 1932 to 1934, Dr. Hartt served as a minister of United Methodist churches in South Dakota. He has taught theology and philosophy at Berea College (1940-43) and Yale University (1943-53) and was Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale (1953-72). Hartt is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books including 'Humanism Versus Theism', 'Being Known and Being Revealed', 'A Christian Critique of American Culture', and 'Theology and the Church in the University'.