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The Evangelization Equation: The Who, What, and How
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The Evangelization Equation: The Who, What, and How


Emmaus Road 2011

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The Evangelization Equation: The Who, What, and How is a crash course in the “New Evangelization” to which both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have called all Catholics. Father Wehner explores the challenges and the opportunities in American culture for spreading the Gospel. While giving a full presentation of the cultural, historical, pastoral, and theological background of his topic, he also communicates the very practical implications of the call.

Father Wehner, who made the “New Evangelization” his area of specialization at the Pontifical Gregorian University, has been educating seminarians since 2002. He also has pastoral experience in a large and vibrant parish and has worked with the Catholic Men’s Fellowship in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

The reader, upon finishing this book, will be equipped with the intellectual and practical tools to move forward as an effective evangelist.

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Key Features

  • Explores the new evangelization
  • Presents the context surrounding the call to evangelization
  • Offers practical guidance to the evangelist


  • The Reign of Reason and the Advent of the Absurd: From Modernity to the Post-Modern
  • Foundations and Cornerstones: The Essentials of Evangelization
  • The Here and the Now: The Essentials of the New Evangelization
  • The Means and the Method: Hinges of the New Evangelization
  • From Theory to Reality: The New Evangelization in Practice
  • From Planning to Doing: Taking the New Evangelization to the Streets
  • The Missing Variable and the Sum Total

Praise for the Print Edition

If you are looking for a watered-down definition of evangelization that refuses to speak the truth that within the Catholic Church is the fullness of Christ, then don’t pick up this book. But if you want a real understanding of the mandate of the Gospels to convert our culture and bring souls to Christ, then this is the book for you.

—Robert P. Lockwood, former president, Our Sunday Visitor

Fr. Wehner’s research gives a broad explanation of the new evangelization that will prepare and challenge the reader to become a major player in evangelization.

—Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, bishop, Birmingham, Alabama

Fr. Werner has written a very readable and yet comprehensive explanation of what the “new evangelization” is and, just as importantly, what it is not. The Evangelization Equation provides helpful clarification and practical considerations for all concerned with answering the Church’s call for a new evangelization.

—Most Reverend Paul J. Bradley, bishop, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Product Details

  • Title: The Evangelization Equation: The Who, What, and How
  • Author: James A. Wehner
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 152
  • Christian Group: Catholic
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Spirituality

About the Author

James A. Wehner is rector and president of the Pontifical College/Seminary Josephinum in Columbus, OH. Father Wehner was ordained for the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1995 after completing a BA in philosophy from Duquesne University and the STB from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He earned his STL from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1996 and the STD in 2001 with a specialization in the New Evangelization.

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