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Book Launch- 'Evangelism & Social Action'- Ian J. Shaw

24 November 2021

Join us for the launch of Ian Shaw's new book, 'Evangelicals and Social Action' on Sunday 28th November at 6pm. This will be held ‘in-person’ at Strathaven Evangelical Church- the event will also be streamed on Facebook LIVE! In addition to discussion of Ian’s new book, and a presentation from Ian about his studies, there will be time for further discussion and questions at the end of the event- questions and comments can be addressed to Ian through the Live Chat on the Facebook Live feed.
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If you are not able to attend in person, keep an eye on The GLO Bookshop Facebook page on the evening. There will be a special price on Ian's book on the evening: https://www.globookshop.com/EVANGELICALS-AND-SOCIAL...
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About the book:
"In Evangelicals and Social Action Ian J. Shaw offers clarity to these debates by tracing the historical involvement of the evangelical church with issues of social action.
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Focusing on thinking and practices from John Wesley, one of the architects of eighteenth century evangelicalism, to John Stott’s work in the second half of the twentieth century, he explores whether evangelism and social action really have been intimately related throughout the history of the church as Stott contended.
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After an overview of Christian social action prior to Wesley, from the early church through to the eighteenth century, Evangelicals and Social Action explores in detail responses from the evangelical church around the world to eighteen key issues of social action and concern – including poverty, racial equality, addiction, children ‘at risk,’ slavery, unemployment, and learning disability – encountered between the 1730s and the 1970s.
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Drawn from a wide range of contexts, these examples illuminate and clarify how Evangelical Christianity has viewed and been a part of ministries of social action over the last three centuries."
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About Ian:
After serving in pastoral ministry for ten years in London and Manchester, Ian worked for twelve years as a lecturer at International Christian College in Glasgow.
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He was then involved in ministry with Langham Partnership, and travelled extensively in the Majority World, gaining a wide knowledge of the needs for good quality evangelical literature in churches and Bible colleges in Africa, Asia and South America.
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Ian subsequently served as Provost of Union School of Theology in Wales
for three years before joining OPAL in May 2020. As CEO, Ian heads up the OPAL ministry, and works closely with the Board of Trustees in establishing strategic priorities.
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Ian writes for OPAL Publications, and represents OPAL through speaking and preaching ministry at churches and conferences promoting the cause of mission. If you would like Ian to visit your church or speak at an event please contact him via his email address: ceo@opaltrust.org
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Ian has published a number of other books, most recently, ‘Christianity: The Biography’. He has also published ‘The Greatest is Charity’, ‘Churches, Empires & Revolutions’, ‘William Gadsby’, ‘The Divine Substitute’ and ‘High Calvinist in Action’.
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For more information or if you have any enquiries, don't hesitate to get in contact with us: 01698 275343