As Christians, we are called to “go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation” (Mk 16:15). Now, you are invited to discover what evangelization means today through 12 richly insightful lectures.
You will explore the 4 foundational questions underlying Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI’s calls for a new evangelization: What is evangelization? How is the new evangelization related to the old evangelization? Whose responsibility is it to evangelize? How do I become effective at evangelization?
In doing so, you will discover how the term “evangelization” has been understood throughout the history of the Church from the Apostolic Age to the present. Dr. Anderson will demonstrate how significant figures such as Augustine, Gregory the Great, Peter Damian, Bernard of Clairvaux, Bonaventure, and others worked to move people to a more engaged and apostolic form of life. You will explore the relationship of evangelization to spirituality, penance, preaching, and culture. As the series proceeds, you will learn useful strategies for becoming effective at evangelization within our media-saturated, postmodern cultural context.
If you wish to learn more about the history and power of evangelization, this captivating series is for you. By learning powerful methods of spreading the good news throughout the world, you will gain invaluable insight into the importance of sharing your faith today.
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About Your Presenter
Dr. C.Colt Anderson, Ph.D., is Dean of the Graduate School of Religion at Fordham University. A church historian and theologian, his research focuses on the intersection between three areas of concern: the communication of the Gospel (evangelization), how to reform the church, and the importance of an eschatological perspective for Christian life. His publications have concentrated on ways to heal the growing divisions among members of the Catholic Church by drawing upon models of leadership from historical figures such as Gregory the Great, Peter Damian, Bernard of Clairvaux, Bonaventure, and others. Professor Anderson has focused his research on the origins of the Franciscan movement as a means to understand the important development of lay ministry in the Church. He lectures nationally on issues related to spirituality, ecclesial reform, and evangelization. After spending several years as a scriptwriter and film producer, he has tried to find ways to recover the proper place of narrative in theology as a means to communicate the Catholic tradition to contemporary people.
Professor Anderson has served as the academic dean of the Washington Theological Union, as a judge for Theological Studies, as an editorial advisor for Chicago Studies, and on the editorial board for New Theology Review. He has also been involved in the Roman Catholic/Jewish Dialogue for Ecumenical Institute of Chicago (2000-2007) and the United States Roman Catholic/Pentecostal Dialogue (2004). He is a member of the American Catholic Historical Association, Catholic Theological Society of America, American Academy of Religion, Medieval Sermon Society, Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages, and The Medieval Academy of America. Prior to joining the Union, Anderson was chosen by the Vatican to be a member of the Apostolic Visitation of the U.S. Seminaries. He is the recipient of a 2008 Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada Book Award for history.
- What We Mean by Evangelization
- The Magisterium on Evangelization
- Eloquence and the Preparation for Evangelization
- How to Become Eloquent: Advice from Augustine
- Audience, Delivery and Occasion: More Advice from Augustine
- The Role of Discipline and Discernment for Evangelization: Lessons from Gregory the Great
- Balancing Correction with Maintaining Unity: Gregory the Great on the Grand Style
- The Art of Delight: Monastic Models of the Moderate Style
- Preaching as Teaching: Lessons from the Doctrinal Preachers
- Evangelization in a Postmodern Culture: Some Hopeful Prospects