Kingdom Evangelization Analysis

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Arias, Mortimer. Announcing the Reign of God: Evangelization and the Subversive Memory of Jesus. Fortress Press (1984).
Arias finds a crisis in modern evangelization concerning its credibility, motivation, and definitions. Arias advocates for a “holistic” approach to evangelization considering the "whole" body of evangelism, not its individual parts. This comprehensive approach allows one to see a greater picture using a scripturally based and theologically sound approach. One considers the personal and the corporate and includes the human and the spiritual. One can audit all aspects of evangelization. Such modes can include celebration, study, prayer, interpersonal relations, and social constructs. An actual totality of witness, including the Holy Spirt, is considered.
Arias defines this as “Kingdom Evangelization.” This outreach is interested in saving people as well as souls, not just focusing on increased membership. Qualitative measures are needed to explore the missional value of the effort. Elements of Kingdom Evangelization can include missional work such as peace initiatives, feeding the hungry, advocating for the poor, battling the injustices of capitalism, and
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Evangelistic methods include saving people as well as souls, meaning helping God 's people on his kingdom on earth. Kingdom discipleship is a methodical approach that is not limited to traditional or tangible metrics. An evaluative examination of the quality of Kingdom evangelism is needed. According to Arias, this broad scope allows for the coming of God’s kingdom on earth by reclaiming the biblical gospel. Elements can include missional work such as following peace initiatives, feeding the hungry, advocating for the poor, curing capitalism, and liberating the oppressed, or whom Arias calls the

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