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Table of Contents

Title Page and Restrictions

Brief Description of This Collection

Historical Background

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

Lists of Audio Tapes and Photographs in This Collection (Location Records)
    Audio Tapes
    Photographs
List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Box List)




Collection 14
[October 24, 2006]

World Congress on Evangelism; 1966

Records; 1966

2 Boxes (DC), Audio Tapes, Photographs (1.3 cubic feet)



Brief Description: Biographical sketches, participants' lists, form letters, programs, audio tapes of speeches, and study papers of the Congress held in Berlin in 1966. Besides the English materials, there are study papers in French and German and there are programs, correspondence and speech transcripts in German, French, and Spanish.



Restrictions: Restrictions on the use of this collection were lifted 5-14-81. Duplication of these materials is not permitted.




Historical Background


Conference name

World Congress on Evangelism

Conference venue

Kongress Halle, Berlin, Germany

Conference dates

October 26- November 4, 1966 (October 25 was a "Day of Preparation")

Conference theme

One Race, One Gospel, One Task

Conference background

Billy Graham, Carl Henry and other American Protestant Evangelicals desired to provide a forum for the growing Evangelical Protestant movement worldwide. The congress was intended as a spiritual successor of the 1910 World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. At the meeting, many Evangelicals leaders were in touch with each other for the first time. The meeting was overwhelmingly American planned, led and financed, and was sponsored by Christianity Today magazine, with heavy support from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The reports and papers at the congress helped to illustrate the shift of Christianity's center of gravity from Europe and North America to Africa, Asia and Latin America. The 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland was a successor to this conference.

Conference purpose

1   To define and clarify Biblical evangelism for our day.

2   To establish beyond any doubt its relevance to the modern world.

3   To underline its urgency in the present situation.

4   To explore new forms of witness now in use throughout the world and new ways of reaching contemporary man.

5   To deal frankly with problems of resistance to the Gospel.

6   To challenge the church to renew its own life through an intensified proclamation of the historic faith.

7   To show the world in a fresh and dramatic way that God is in truth Lord of all, and that He saves men through His Son.

Attendance figures

1,200 invited delegates from most Protestant denominations and Roman Catholic, Jewish and ecumenical observers (700 delegates, 300 observers, 100 newsman)

Conference figures

 

Honorary Chairman

Dr. Billy Graham

 

Chairman

Dr. Carl F. H. Henry

 

Coordinating Director

Dr. W. Stanley Mooneyham

 

Chairman, Planning Committee

Dr. Clyde W. Taylor

 

Chairman, Program Committee

Dr. Robert Evans

 

Chairman, Finance

Robert C. Van Kampen

 

Treasurer

Dr. George Wilson

Executive Committee

Robert Evans, Carl F. H. Henry, W. Stanley Mooneyham, Walter Smyth, Clyde W. Taylor, Robert Van Kampen, George Wilson

Financial support

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Christianity Today

Post-conference resources

Publication of two volumes, One Race, One Gospel, One Task: Official Reference Volumes: Papers and Reports, edited by Carl F.H. Henry and W. Stanley Mooneyham, 1967




[NOTE: In the Scope & Content section, the notation “folder 2-5" means box 2, folder 5.]


Scope and Content


These materials consist of biographical sketches, participants' lists, form letters, news portfolio, news releases (bound volume with nine 8x10 b&w photographs), programs, and study papers of the World Congress on Evangelism held in Berlin, October 26- November 4, 1966. In addition to the materials in English, there are study papers in German and French and there are programs, correspondence, and speech transcripts in German, French, and Spanish. Thirteen audio tapes contain speeches by such people as Billy Graham, Carl Henry, John Stott, Oswald Hoffmann, Haile Selassie I, Richard Halversen, Harold Ockenga, and others.



Provenance


The materials in this collection were received from the Atlanta Office of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in August 1976 and January 1999 and from W. Stanley Mooneyham in June 1988.


Accession: 76-14, 99-1


Revised, April 3, 1985

Robert Shuster

J. Nasgowitz


Revised, February 9, 1999

Robert Shuster


Accession: 88-70

Updated, December 7, 2004

Wayne D. Weber



LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 76-14, 88-70

Type of Material: Audio Tapes

The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE file:.


Item# - Reel or cassette, speed, length, number of sides, contents (title of session, participants) according to the program, date.


 #

R/C

speed

length

Sides

Contents

Dates

T1

R

3-3/4

 91 min

2

Side 1: Reading of Revelation 1, prayer, welcome by Billy Graham. "Facing a New Day in Evangelism," Dr. Carl Henry, speaker.
Side 2: "Facing a New Day..." continued. Greetings from the Church of Berlin by Otto Dibelius. Address by Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.

10/25/1966 (side 1 & 2) 10/25-26/1966 (side 2)

T11

R

3-3/4

 105 min

2

Side 1: "Why the Berlin Congress," Dr. Billy Graham, speaker.
Side 2: "Good News for the Space Age," Dr. Akbar Abdul Haqq, Jr., speaker.

10/26/1966 (side 1) 10/27/66 (side 2)

T4

R

3-3/4

 86 min

2

Side 1: "The Great Commission, Part I," Rev. John R. W. Stott, speaker.

Side 2: "The Great Commission, Part II," Rev. John R. W. Stott, speaker.

10/27/1966 (side 1) & 10/28/1966 (side 2)

T8

R

3-3/4

 99 min

2

Side 1: "The Authority for Evangelism," Dr. Johannes Schneider, speaker.

Side 2: "The Basic Theology of Evangelism," Dr. Harold John Ockenga, speaker.

10/27/1966 (side 1) & 10/28/1966 (side 2)

T5

R

3-3/4

 92 min

2

Side 1: "By My Spirit," Dr. Kyung Chik Han, speaker.

Side 2: "The Work of the Holy Spirit in Acts," Oswald C. J. Hoffmann, speaker.

10/28/1966 (side 1) & 10/30/1966 (side 2)

T6

R

3-3/4

 79 min

2

Side 1: "Hindrances to Evangelism in the Church," Dr. Walter Kunneth, speaker.

Side 2: "Obstacles to Evangelism in the World," Dr. Harold B. Kuhn, speaker.

10/ 29/1966 (side 1) & 10/31/1966 (side 2)

T2

R

3-3/4

 76 min

2

Side 1: "The Great Commission, Part III," Rev. John R. W. Stott, speaker.

Side 2: "The Heavenly Vision," Bishop Timothy S. K. Dzao, speaker.

10/29/1966 (side 1) & 10/31/1966 (side 2)

T12

R

3-3/4

 111 min

2

Side 1: "Reformation 1517 and 1966," Dr. Gerhard Bergmann, speaker.

Side 2: Youth Program. Introduced by Cliff Barrows of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. A dramatic production entitled, The Why Generation, based on actual quotes of young people gathered from newspapers and other sources

10/31/1966 (side 1) & 11/1/1966 (side 2)

T7

R



3-3/4

89 min  

2

Side 1: "Methods of Personal Evangelism," Dr. Richard C. Halversen, speaker.

Side 2: "The Methods of Group Evangelism," Dr. A. W. Goodwin Hudson, speaker.

11/1/1966
(side 1)
11/2/1966
(side 2)

T3

R

3-3/4

 86 min

2

Side 1: "The Holy Sprit and Evangelism," Dr. Rene Pache, speaker.

Side 2: "An Apostolic Assessment of the Ministry of Jesus Christ," Rev. George Duncan, speaker.

11/1/1966 (side 1) & 11/2/1966 (side 2)

T10

R

3-3/4

 122 min

2

Side 1: "What God Has Done," Rev. Dr. Chandu Ray, speaker. Beginning of "Recovering the Apostolic Dynamic," Rev. Fernando Vangioni, speaker.

Side 2: "Recovering the Apostolic Dynamic," concluded.

11/2/1966 (side 1) & 11/3/1966 (side 2)

T13

R

3-3/4

 106 min

2

Side 1: "The High Calling of the Servants of God," Rev. Paul Deitenbeck, speaker.

Side 2: "Stains on the Altar," Rev. Billy Graham, speaker.

11/3/1966 (side 1) & 11/4/1966 (side 2)

T14

R

3-3/4

142 min.

2

Evangelism straegy sessions.
Side 1: J. W. Winterhager on the future of evangelicalism in Germany; introduced by Carl Henry. Eric Fife on the student world, introduced by Carl Henry; response by Sergio Garcia, prayer by Isaac H. A. Ababio. Akira Hatori on evangelism in the great cities of the world, introduced by Carl Henry, response by Ross F. Hidy, introduced by Carl Henry, prayer by H. E. Roberts, introduced by Carl Henry. Jan J. van Capelleveen on evangelism and communications, introduced by Carl Henry,
Side2: Response by Pious Wakatama, introduced by Carl Henry, prayer by Eustaquio (Nene) Ramientos, introduced by Carl Henry. Paul S. Rees on evangelism and social concern, response by Benjamin Moraes, prayer by Luis A. Acevedo (in Spanish) Victor Manogarom on the total involvement of lay witness, response by Martin Higginbottom, prayer by Charles Dennis. Ted W. Engstrom on the use of technology in evangelism, response by Thomas Cosmades to Enstrom’s presentation, prayer for the use of technology in evangelism by John Poorter.

11/3?/1966

T9

R

3-3/4

 78 min

2

Side 1: Presentation by by Yaeti Kimo and Gikita Komi, two men of the Huaorani people who had been involved in the murder of five missionaies in 1956 and had since become Christians. They were introduced by George Cowan of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Rachael Saint, sister of one of the murdered men and friend of the Huaorani, served as translator.

Side 2: Reformation Sunday worship service.

11/4/1966 (side 1) & 10/30/1966 (side 2)


*****

LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 99-1

Type of material: Photographs

The following items are located in the PHOTO FILE; request by Folder Titles (in bold) at the beginning of each entry below.



WORLD CONGRESS ON EVANGELISM; 1966. 29 b&w. Billy Graham with Haile Selassie, J. W. Winterhager, Carl Henry and Stanley Mooneyham on the dais at the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism; Billy Graham with Haile Selassie, Jose Missena, Archibald W. Morton, Miningou Lebende, Saphir Yeotmal, Otto Dibelius and Carl Henry on the dais at the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism; individual and group photos of Billy Graham, Cliff Barrows, Stuart Babbage, Oswald Hoffman, Subodh Sahu, Jimmie McDonald, Haile Selassie, Rachel Saint, Gikita Komi & Yaeti Kimo (Woarani Indians), John Stott. 1966.


 



CONTAINER LIST


Box

Folder

Item

1

1

Biographical Information; n.d.

1

2

Congres Mondial Sur L'Evangelisation, Tome I, Edition Francaise; 1966

1

3

Congres Mondial Sur L'Evangelisation, Tome II, Edition Francaise; 1966

1

4

General Information, Special Press Corps Supplement; n.d.

1

6

News portfolio; 1966

1

7

News Releases; 1966

1

5

Participants, World Congress on Evangelism; n.d.

2

1

Set of World Congress Samples; March-October, 1966

2

2

Study Papers, Book I; l966

2

3

Study Papers, Book II; 1966

2

4

THAT EVERY MAN MAY HEAR...; n.d.

2

5

Weltkongress fur Evangelisation, Band I, Deutsche Ausgabe; 1966

2

6

World Congress Program; n.d.




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