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After Emmaus

Biblical Models for the New Evangelization

Marcel Dumais, OMI

After Emmaus
After Emmaus

ISBN: 9780814637616, 3761

Details: 144 pgs, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
Publication Date: 07/07/2014

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The New Evangelization calls Christians to return to the New Testament to understand its essential content but also to discover different ways of proclaiming the Good News. By exploring the witness and different missionary approaches of Jesus and the apostles Marcel Dumais, OMI, offers foundational models to apply to the context and circumstances of our own times. After Emmaus considers the Bible from the point of view of models of evangelization and faith. These biblical approaches include the direct proclamation proposed in the Acts of the Apostles, the enculturated discourses of St. Paul, the humanism of Jesus' beatitudes, and the accompaniment of the risen Christ by the disciples of Emmaus.

Dumais teaches us to regard the biblical texts as lessons in evangelization by introducing us to the rich diversity of paths to God. These biblical models for the New Evangelization will inspire all those who wish to share their faith today.

Marcel Dumais, OMI, taught New Testament at Saint Paul University in Ottawa for 35 years. He was Visiting Professor at Seton Hall University and at the Université Catholique de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (Abidjan, Ivory Coast). He has presented workshops and retreats in many countries around the world.


Dumais examines the meaning and purpose of the "new evangelization." He presents four biblical models of evangelization and concludes that knowing how Jesus and the apostles went about their task of evangelizing is a reference and model for the mission of disciples called to bear witness in the modern world.
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