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Now a modern classic, Michael Green's Evangelism in the Early Church provides a comprehensive look at the ways the first Christians -- from the New Testament period up until the middle of the third century -- worked to spread the good news to the rest of the world.

In describing life in the early church, Green explores crucial aspects of the evangelistic task that have dire
Paperback, 474 pages
Published May 17th 2004 by Eerdmans (first published 1970)
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I have mixed feelings about this interesting book.
- At times a fascinating study of the evangelistic practices of the early church in the first few centuries
- Provides many helpful summaries of the cultural, political, and religious environment that the early church ministered in
- Written in a very passionate style that is often very moving to read
- Good at making highly practical applications of early church issues to modern day evangelism
- Sometimes gets too bogged down discussi
Robbyn Abedi
An incredible overview of the first few centuries of the Church and how it grew = FF Bruce meets NT Wright.
Joshua Ray
Evangelism in the Early Church is a superb introduction to, resource on, and portrait of the early Church’s evangelistic endeavors. In the introduction Green shares his passion for both Evangelism and Theology and this dual-focus is evident throughout the book. Green is both careful and skillful in his analysis, presentation, and application of his insights on the state of the early Church and the early Church Fathers who followed in their footsteps. While it is not for everyone (highly academic ...more
Mike Jorgensen
Excellent content, outstanding research, decent practical application but the writing was only fair. The revised edition has a little more pastoral bent to what is otherwise an excellent guide to early church research. Green gives a wide view of the church fathers (primarily the first two centuries) and provides wonderful historical context for all his claims. It is well worth a read.
David Barnes
It's it an awesome academic book but need some prior knowledge on Church History OR read the footnotes
Chris Clevenger
Wonderfully educational reading regarding the expanse of New Testament Christianity in the first and second centuries. Although I do not share nor do I support the author's modernistic view of the inspiration of Scripture, I found the book incredibly enlightening in the area of evangelism. I approached the book with a question: "Does the modern church practice any form of evangelism similar to the first century church?" The answer was ably presented throughout the volume.
Robert Murphy
A good book. His prejudice in favor of charismaticism is obvious. Very scholarly yet devotional. Recommended.
Nov 06, 2008 Brian is currently reading it
supposedly the first two chapters are the best two chapters on evangelism...ever. we'll see.
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Edward Michael Bankes Green, known as Michael Green, is a British theologian, Anglican priest, Christian apologist and author of more than fifty Christian books. He is serving as the Canon Missioner of Holy Trinity Church in Raleigh, North Carolina through 2007.
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