Evangelization
"The good news of the kingdom is meant for all people of all times"

Pope Paul VI:
Evangelization in the Modern World, art. 13



DOCUMENTS

Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity Vatican II

On the Permanent Validity of the Church's Missionary Mandate John Paul II: Redemptoris Missio, 1990

Evangelization in the Modern World Paul VI: Evangelii Nuntiandi, 1975

Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples Profile of the congregation and some congregation documents

General Catechetical Directory See especially chapter 2

Evangelization A Pastoral Letter by Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick of Newark, NJ.

Praying for a New Pentecost: A Pastoral Letter on Evangelization By Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2001

Good News of Great Joy A 1997 pastoral letter to the people of God of northern Colorado on preaching Jesus Christ to all creation, by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. of Denver

On Promotion of Catholic Missions Pius XII: Evangelii Praecones (1951)

On the Condition of Catholic Missions Pius XII: Fidei Donum (1957)

On the Propagation of the Faith Leo XIII: Christi Nomen (1894)

Discovering the Face of Jesus in Asia Today From the Office of Human Development of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences, 1999. Many sections of this document deal with evangelization


ARTICLES, PAPERS

New World, New Pentecost, New Church. Pope John Paul II's Understanding of 'New Evangelisation' By Peter John McGregor in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Autumn 2012

Restoring Venice: A Call to New Evangelisation By Dan White in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2011

The World Missionary Conference Edinburgh 1910-2010: A Time for Reflection By Gideon Goosen in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2010

The New Evangelization: A Look at the Growing Range of Reference By Richard Rymarz in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2010

Evangelisation in the Context of Religious Pluralism By Prof. Joseph Pathrapankal C.M.I., April 2010

From Church-Shaped Mission to Mission-Shaped Church By Christopher Duraisingh in Anglican Theological Review, Winter 2010

Identity and Effectiveness in the Twenty-first Century By James B Lemler in Anglican Theological Review, Winter 2010

Mission is the Heartbeat of the Body of Christ By James Crampsey SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, June 2010

Evangelising Mission of the Syro-Malabar Church By Prof. Mathew Vellanickal, May 2009

Evangelization and the New Atheism By Glenn B. Siniscalchi, PhD candidate in systematic theology at Duquesne University, in American Theological Inquiry, July 2009. Scroll down to page 29

Karl Barth's Understanding of Mission: The Church in Relationship By W Bentley, University of Pretoria, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2009

The Mission has a Church: An Invitation to the Dance By Stephen Bevans SVD, 2009

Towards An African Theology of Reconciliation: A Missiological Reflection on the Instrumentum Laboris of the Second African Synod By Stan Chu Ilo, St Michael's College, University of Toronto, in The Heythrop Journal, 2009

St Therese: A Mission of Evangelisation By Sr Janet Fearns FMDM in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, October 2009

Mission ad Gentes Today: A Biblical Perspective By Teresa Okure, SHCJ, April 2008

Faith to faith: Missiology as Encounterology By J N J Kritzinger, University of South Africa, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2008

Rethinking Missio Dei: A Conversation with Postmodern and African Theologies By A Meiring, University of Pretoria, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2008

What next in mission? From the end of the earth to Jerusalem By M Masango, University of Pretoria, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2008

Intercultural Formation for Mission By William R Burrows in Australian EJournal of Theology, March 2008

The Transformation of Community and Individual in an Evangelical World By Ted Kautzmann in Common Ground Journal, Fall 2008. Scroll down to page 31

John Paul II and the "New Evangelization": Origins and Meaning By Richard Rymarz, 2008

What's New in the Decree on Mission By Marcos Recolons SJ in Promotio Iustitiae, May 2008

Evangelization 2008: Telling The Story in Cyberspace By Geoffrey Plant in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2008

Missional Theology and Social Development By H. Jurgens Hendriks in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2007

The Growth of Partnership in Mission in Global Mission History during the Twentieth Century By Graham A. Duncan in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2007

The Significance of Missio ad Gentes for the Young Missionary in the Context of Globalization By John P. Mallare, CICM, 2007

Reflections on Covenant and Mission Forty Years after Nostra Aetate By John T. Pawlikowski in Cross Currents, Winter 2007

Evangelising under the Gaze of the Poor By F. Javier Vitoria in Promotio Iustitiae, March 2007

Christian Mission Today By Gerard Hall SM in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2007

A Dated View of Mission? Jules Chevalier (1824-1907) By Dennis J. Murphy MSC in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2007

Mission As Struggle to Evangelize Culture By Joseph Valiamangalam in Third Millennium, 2006

Mission in Asia: Telling the Story of Jesus By Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Bishop of Imus, Philippines, Keynote address to the Asian Mission Congress, Chang Mai, Thailand1 9 October 2006

Spreading the News: A Report on Europe's New Evangelization By Timothy P. Schilling in Commonweal, Sept 8, 2006

Mission In Contexts: Biblical Foundations for Plurality in Mission By Arasakumar Rayappan in Third Millennium, April-June 2006

Root, Shoot, and Fruit: From Missio Dei to Mission Today By Anthony J. Gittins, C.S.Sp. in Spiritan Horizons, Fall 2006. Go to page 32

Mission: A Call to Reach out in Relationship By Mary John, S.Sp.S., 2006

Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Participants of the International Conference on Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Conciliar Decree "Ad Gentes" Saturday, March 11, 2006

Comment on the Gsell Lecture By Dawn Cordona in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2006

Comment on the Gsell Lecture By Lorraine Erlandson in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2006

Comment on the Gsell Lecture By Pat Mullins SJ in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2006

Comment on the Gsell Lecture By Peter Hearn MSC in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2006

Mission: Mother of the Church and of Theology By Noel Connolly in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Autumn 2006

Gsell Centenary. Missiological Reflections By Martin Wilson MSC in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2006

A Roman Catholic Perspective On Doing Mission By Jacob Kavunkal, SVD, December 2005

The Mission of the Church in a Multi-Religious, Multi-Cultural and Multi-National Society By Bishop Munib Younan in Bullettin, Al-Liqa' Journal, August 2005

The Theological Language in Africa: A Missiological Reflection By Francis Anekwe Oborji, 2005

Learning New Ways of Evangelising By Jim Quillinan in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2005

"In You All The Families of the Earth Shall Be Blessed": Some Initial Thoughts on Mission in the Old Testament By Helen R. Graham, M.M. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2005

Mission: A Paradigm from Pentecost By Luz Iglesias in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 6, 2003-2005

Cultures, Religions, and Power: Proclaiming Christ in the United States Today By Peter C. Phan in Theological Studies, December 2004

Evangelism and Discipleship: The God Who Calls, the God Who Sends By Walter Brueggemann in Word & World, Spring 2004

International Association of Catholic Missiologists (IACM): 2nd General Assembly & Workshop Encounter, General Report By Francis Anekwe Oborji, IACM Executive Secretary (2000-2004)

The Confusion of Epistemology in The West and Christian Mission By J. Andrew Kirk, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2004

Cultures, Religions, and Power: Proclaiming Christ in the United States Today By Peter C. Phan in Theological Studies, December 2004

New Evangelisation and Learning from Others By Jim Quillinan in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2004

From Ecclesia in Asia to the Mission of Love and Service: A Comparative Analysis of Two Contrasting Approaches to Doing Christian Mission in Asia By Jonathan Tan Yun-ka in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2004

The Mission Motivation According to Vatican II By Felipe Gómez, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2004

Politics and the Mission of the Church in Oceania By Philip Gibbs, S.V.D. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2004

Missio Dei and the Project of Jesus: The Poor and the “Other” as Mediators of the Kingdom of God and Protagonists of the Churches By Paulo Suess in International Review of Mission, October 2003

Jesuit Theologies of Mission By Michael Sievernich in The Way, 2003

Breaking Open the Word for Aborigines By George Rosendale in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2003

Fifty Years with Traditional Aborigines By John Leary MSC in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2003

Efficiency and Effectiveness in Mission By Joseph Mattam, SJ

Befriending: The Heart of Mission By Chrys McVey, O.P., for the SEDOS Conference, 17 October 2002

Mission in a Changing World By Prabhat Chandra Basti Ray in Ishvani Documentation and Mission Digest, January- April 2002

The Challenge of Continuing Jesus' Own Mission By Philip Nirappel in Ishvani Documentation And Mission Digest,January- April 2002

Conversion and Discipleship as Goals of the Church's Mission By Peter C. Phan, The Catholic University of America, January 2002

Proclamation of the Reign of God as Mission of the Church:  What for, to Whom, by Whom, with Whom, and How? By Peter C. Phan, The Catholic University of America, 2002

Renewed Commitment to Proclaim Jesus Statement of the Symposium on "Evangelization in the Light of Ecclesia in Asia" held at Pattaya in Thailand, September 2002

Mission in the Pluralistic Context: Spreading the Message of Abba Experience By Jojo Joseph, May 2002

Proclamation and Dialogue with the African Traditional Religion, Part 1 Cyprien Mbuka, C.I.C.M. - Auxiliary Bishop of Boma, Dem. Rep. of Congo, in Omnis Terra, April 2002
Proclamation and Dialogue with the African Traditional Religion, Part 2

Why is Evangelism Important if One Can Be Saved Without the Gospel Wesley Theological Journal, 2002

Good News for Every Nation -- Via Inculturation By Eugene Hillman, CSSp in Louvain Studies, Winter 2001

Intercultural Theology and the Mission of the Church By Frans Wijsen. An earlier draft of this article was presented at an international conference on Intercultural Theology and the Mission of the Church at the University of Nijmegen on 7 March 2001

The Church in Mission: Universal Mandate and Local Concerns Conclusions of the Ishvani Kendra Silver Jubilee Colloquium, Pune, October 2001

The Frontiers of Mission "ad gentes" By Michael McCabe, SMA, November 2001

The Holy Spirit and Mission in Some Contemporary Theologies of Mission By Susan Smith, RNDM, in Mission Studies, 2001

Theology of Mission After Vatican II By Fr Gianni Colzani in Omnis Terra, January 2001

Challenges Today to Mission "Ad Gentes" By Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S. Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Meeting of the Superiors General of Societies of Apostolic Life, Maryknoll, NY, 1 May 2000

Mission to a Runaway World: Future Citizens of the Kingdom By Timothy Radcliffe, OP, 2000

Mission: Telling God's Story By James H.Kroeger, M.M., professor of missiology and systematic theology at the Loyola School of Theology and the Mother of Life Catechetical Center in Manila, 2000

New Evangelization: A Pastoral Problem By Edmund Chia

One Lord and One Church for One World By Cardinal Francis George, 2000

The Gift of Mission By James H. Kroeger, MM. An Easter Letter to the Maryknoll Society and the American Church by five Marryknoll missiologists, 2000

Mission in the Context of Other Religions By Jacob Kavunkal, SVD in Vidyajyoti (Journal of Theological Reflection), December 2000

Bringing African Culture into the Church By Buti Tlhagale, 2000

Inculturation of African Traditional Religious Values in Christianity: How Far? By Aylward Shorter, 2000

Towards A New Vision: Mission As Exploration and Transformation By Michael McCabe, SMA, 29 September 1999

Asian Mission for the Next Millennium: Chances and Challenges By S. J. Emmanuel in The Way, 1999

Inculturating the Gospel: The Phillippine Experience By Virginia Fabella in The Way, 1999

Reformed Church in Africa's Perspective on Missions By Nobin Shunmugam in Reformed Ecumenical Council Mission Bulletin, August 1998

The Complex Accusation of Sheep-Stealing: Proselytism and Ethics By John C. Haughey in Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Spring 1998

The New Evangelization in Latin American Perspective By Anna L. Peterson and Manuel A. Vasquez in Cross Currents, Fall 1998

Africans on a Mission By Mundara Muturi in Church Leader in Africa, October 1998

Is the Gospel Changing Africa? By Alex Thabi in Church Leader in Africa, April 1998

Integral Evangelization: Pre-Synodal Reflections By M. Amaladoss, S.J., in Vidyajyoti, April 1997

"Mutual Exchange of Energies" Mission in Cross­Cultural Perspective: An African Point of View By James Chukwuma Okoye, CSSp, in Missiology, An International Review, October 1997

Traditional Missionary Institutes: Facing New Challenges in Mission By Claudette La Verdiere, MM, 1996

Mission in a Post-Modern World By Michael Amaladoss, S.J.

I Will Speak to Their Hearts By Manuel Diaz Mateos, April 1996

Reconciliation: A New Paradigm for Missions By Andreas D'Souza and Diane D'Souza, Henry Martyn Institute of Islamic Studies, Hyderabad, India, in Word & World, Spring 1996

The Christian Mission in the Muslim World By Mark W. Thomsen, Division for Global Mission, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, in Word & World, Spring 1996

Orthodox Mission in Tropical Africa By Stephen Hayes, 1996

Evangelization, Culture and Spirituality By Rafael Esteban in The Way, 1994

A Jewish Response to the Decade of Evangelism By Jonathan Gorsky in The Way, 1994

To Awaken the Divinity Within: Towards a New Theory of Evangelization By John O'Donohue in The Way, 1994

A Different Gospel? Evangelization Among 'The People' By Carl F. Starkloff in The Way, 1994

Inculturation and Cultural Systems By Carl F. Starkloff in Theological Studies, March 1994

Inculturation and Cultural Systems By Carl F. Starkloff in Theological Studies, June 1994

Evangelization in a Multi-Cultural Context By Andrew Wingate in The Way, 1992

'Grand and Capacious Gothic Churches': Pluralism and Victorian Missionaries By Peter Williams, Vicar, All Saints Eccleshall Parish Church, Sheffield, in Tyndale Bulletin, May 1992

Multiculturality and Formation for Mission By Donna Markham in The Way, 1991

A Wesleyan Theology of Evangelism By Leon O. Hynson in Wesley Theological Journal, 1982

Mission Method and the American Indian By Carl F. Starkloff in Theological Studies, December 1977

Mission: The Symbol for Understanding the Church Today By Roger Haight in Theological Studies, December 1976

Comments on Roger D. Haight's Article By Robert T. Sears in Theological Studies, December 1976

Mission and Metanoia By George Croft in The Way, 1976

Mission and Laity By Austin Winkley in The Way, 1976

The Devleopment of Mission Theology in the Twentieth Century By Ronan Hoffman in Theological Studies, September 1962

Missionary Accommodation and Ancestral Rites in the Far East By Gustav Voss in Theological Studies, December 1943


MISCELLANEOUS SITES

The Catholic Society of Evangelists For those who are prepared to pledge "uncompromising loyalty and fidelity to the teaching authority (magisterium) of the Catholic Church and the successor of St. Peter, the Roman Pontiff"

Society For The Propagation of the Faith, United States Under the direction of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Rome, Italy), and the bishops, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith seeks to foster an ever-deeper spirit of universal mission, to inform Catholics of the life and the needs of the Catholic Church in the Missions, and to encourage prayer and financial help for those mission churches

Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association PNCEA was established in 1977. It encourages active Catholics to invite inactive Catholics to return to the Church and those with no church family to join the Catholic family of believers

Catholics Returning Home The intent of this web page is to reach Catholics who either have left the faith of their youth or who are not currently living it. This page will not be used as a forum to debate the doctrines and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church

Disciples In Mission: An Evangelization Experience Disciples In Mission is a ministry of the Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association




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