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Table of Contents

Title Page and Restrictions

Brief Description of This Collection

Biography

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

Other Information That Might Be Helpful To Anyone Using This Collection

List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Box List)

NOTE: The comphrensive collection of John Stott's papers, including all of the originals of the documents in Collection 590, is in the Lambeth Palace Library in London, England. Click here to go to the online uide to that collection.

 



Collection 590                                                                                                          [July 12, 2013]
Stott, John Robert Walmsley; 1921-2011
Papers; 1974-2000

4 boxes, 1.25 cubic feet (Archives only has copies on microfilm and in electronic form)

Brief Description. Correspondence, memos, reports, notes, magazine and newspaper clippings, brochures and other materials relating to John R. W. Stott’s involvement in the 1974 Lausanne Congress and the Lausanne movement that developed out of it. The collection is particularly strong in material relating to Stott’s membership on the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and its executive committee; his contribution to drafting several of the movement’s major statements; his chairmanship of the Lausanne Theology and Education Group and the consultations it sponsored; and his participation in the preparation of Lausanne books and other publications.

Restrictions: The original documents described in this guide were donated by Rev. Stott to Lambeth Palace Library in London, England, United Kingdom. The BGC Archives possesses digital and microfilm copies of these materials. Copyright and intellectual property rights to the materials are controlled by the Literary Executors of John Stott. Any necessary permission to publish these documents in any form (including via the Internet) or to quote from them must be secured from the Literary Executors of John Stott.




Biography

Full name

John Robert Walmsley Stott

Birth

April 27, 1921, in London, England

Death July 27, 2011 in Lingfield, Surrey, England

Family

 

Parents

Sir Arnold W. and Emily Caroline (Holland) Stott

 

Siblings

Joan, Rosemary, Joy

 

Marital Status

Single

Conversion

February 13, 1938, after hearing a message by E. J. H. Nash at Rugby School

Ordination

Church of England; December 21,1945 by the Bishop of London in St. Paul’s Cathedral

Education

 

1929-1934

Oakley Hall, England

 

1935-1940

Rugby School, England

 

1940-1943

B.A.;Trinity College, Cambridge University, England

 

1944-1945

Attended Ridley Hall, Cambridge University, England

 

1947

M.A.; Trinity College, Cambridge, England

Career

 

1941-1945

During the summers served as chief assistant to E. J. Nash in the Children’s Special Service Mission, Christian camps for boys and girls organized at around Great Britain.

 

1945-1950

Assistant curate, All Souls Church, Langham Palace, London, England

 

1950-1975

Rector, All Souls Church, Langham Palace, London, England

 

1954

Stott was deeply involved in the Billy Graham Great London Crusade, which lasted from March 1 to May 22. Most of the meetings were held in Harringay Arena. Stott was active in the preparations and became personal friends with Graham and members of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, a relationship that would continue through the rest of Stott’s ministry. He was associated with Graham and the BGEA in many projects, particularly evangelistic meetings in the United Kingdom and the international evangelism congresses.

 

1959-1991

A chaplain to Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom; extra chaplain since 1991

 

1960-1981

Honorary General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship in Anglican Communion

 

1960-1961

President, Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship

 

1961

Was probably the most active participant in the creation of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC)

 

1967-1984

Chairman, Church of England Evangelical Council

 

1967

Probably the most prominent person in organizing and leading the National Evangelical Anglican Congress (NEAC) in Keele, England

 

1968-

Founder and general editor of The Bible Speaks Today series, volumes of exegesis and contemporary applications for laypeople on the books of the Bible. Stott himself wrote several of the volumes.

 

1970

Creation of The Langham Trust (United Kingdom), which was the major source for receiving gifts and distributing funding for Rev. Stott’s ministry and travels, special projects and scholarships for Christian workers, from then on. The name was later changed to The Langham Partnership. Later in the 1970s, a similar foundation was established in the United States. In 1996 the name of the United States foundation was changed to John Stott Ministries (JSM)

 

1971-1972

President, Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship

 

1971

Evangelical Literature Trust established, which used royalties from Stott’s books and other gifts to fund the distribution of Christian literature and reference works to Christian workers, pastors, and colleges and seminaries around the world

 

1973-1974

President, British Evangelical Alliance

 

1974

President, British Scripture Union

 

1974

Was involved in the planning and program of the International Congress on World Evangelization, held at Lausanne July 16-25. Served as chairman of the Drafting Committee that prepared the Lausanne Covenant.

 

1974-1981

Member, Lausanne Continuation Committee, later the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and member of the LCWE Executive Committee. Served as Chairman of the Lausanne Theology and Education Group 1976-1981.

 

1975-

Rector emeritus, All Souls Church

 

1977

Prominent leader in the second National Evangelical Anglican Conference (NEAC), Nottingham, England

 

1977-1984

Played a leading role in the organizing the periodic meetings for dialogue of Evangelical and Roman Catholic churchman and scholars known as the Evangelical- Roman Catholic Dialogue on Mission (ERCDOM)

 

1977-1978

President, Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship

 

1978

Served as chairman of the planning committee and participant in the LCWE’s Willowbank Consultation on Gospel and Culture, held at Willowbank, Somerset Bridge, Jamaica

 

1978

A Langham Trust established in Canada

 

1979

A Langham Trust established in Australia

 

1981-1982

President, Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship

 

1982-1986

Founding Director, London Institute for Contemporary Christianity

 

1982-1985

Vice president for Europe, United Bible Societies

 

1983-1987

President, TEAR Fund (The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund)

 

1986-

President, London Institute for Contemporary Christianity

 

1988

Elected honorary lifetime member of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization

 

1989

Participant in the Second International Congress on World Evangelization (Lausanne II) held in Manila, Philippines July 11-20. Stott served as chairman of the drafting committee which prepared the Manila Manifesto.

  2007 Retired from active ministry

Other significant information

Stott has been a prominent and effective preacher, evangelist and speaker. In the 1950s and 60s especially, he led university and college evangelistic missions on campuses in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and South Africa. In addition, among his speaking engagements and missions outside the United Kingdom have been Africa (1962), South and Southeast Asia (1963), Australia (1965), Australia, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia (1971), United States and Canada (1972), Canada (1973) Mexico and South America (1974), Kenya and Mexico (1975 and 1975), Mexico, Central and South America (1977), Europe, the Middle East (1978), Australia (1979), (South America, Africa, Europe (1980), Australia (1981), Africa (1984), South America (1985), Australia (1986), Eastern Europe (1987), Southern Africa (1988), South America (1989), China (1996), the Baltic states, Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Russia (1997), China, Southeast Asia, Korea (1999). He was a frequent featured speaker at the triennial Student Missions Convention held by the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of the United States, speaking at the 1964, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1979, 2003 meetings.

Author of numerous articles and books which were influential on Evangelical Christians worldwide. Among his titles: Men with a Message (1954, revised with Stephen Moyer, 1994), Basic Christianity (1958, revised 1971), What Christ Thinks of the Church (1958, revised and published as Word 1990), Confess Your Sins (1964), One People (1969, revised 1972), The Lausanne Covenant - An Exposition and Commentary (Lausanne Occasional Paper No. 3, 1975), Christian Counter-Culture (1978), The Bible for Today (1982), I Believe in Preaching (1982), Issues Facing Christians Today (1984), The Contemporary Christian (1992), The Birds Our Teachers: Biblical lessons from a life-long birdwatcher (1999), Evangelical Truth (1999). He also edited Making Christ Known. Historic Mission Documents from the Lausanne Movement, 1974-1989 (1997)

Rev. Stott was also either a convener and/or an active participant and/or a leading speaker at many of the conferences and congresses that shaped Evangelical Christian theology and practice since the 1950s. Often he was the drafter/editor of the meetings final statement, most notably the 1974 Lausanne Covenant. Among the meetings he was involved in are the 1960 Montreux Consultation in Montreux, Switzerland; the 1966 Second National Assembly of Evangelicals in Westminister, England; the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism held in Berlin, Germany; the1967 National Evangelical Anglican Congress held in Keele, England; the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization held in Lausanne, Switzerland; the 1975 Pan African Christian leadership Assembly, held in Nairobi, Kenya; the 1977 National Evangelical Anglican Congress held in Nottingham, England; the 1978 Willowbank Consultation on Gospel and Culture, held in Willowbank, Jamaica; the 1980 International Consultation on Simple Lifestyle, held at High Leigh, England; the 1980 Consultation on World Evangelization, held in Pattaya, Thailand; the 1988 National Evangelical Anglican Congress held in Caister-on-the-Sea, England; and the 1989 Second International Congress on World Evangelization (Lausanne II), held in Manila, Philippines.

 

1971

Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, USA

 

1983

A Lambeth Doctor of Divinity conferred by Archbishop Robert Runcie

 

1993

Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Canada

 

1997

Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Brunel University, London, England

  2006 The Queen named him a Commander of the Bristish Empire (CBE)



Scope and Content

[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation “folder 2-5" means “Box 2, Folder 5"]

In 2003, Rev. John Stott lent to the Billy Graham Center Archives several files of documents, in order that the documents could be copied for future researchers. After copying, the materials were to be returned to him. Eventually Rev. Stott donated his papers, including the portion that had been loaned to the BGC Archives, to the Church of England’s Lambeth Palace Library in London, United Kingdom.

Since these materials were received by the BGC Archives on loan, they were maintained strictly in their original arrangement, although in a few cases the archivist put a few documents back into a chronological order out of which they seemed to have fallen. Usually this meant maintaining materials in reverse chronological order, although some folders were arranged from earliest to latest. Because these materials are part of a much larger body intended for donation to the Lambeth Palace Library, the numbering of the boxes and folders have been maintained as received. This is to insure that the numbering in this microfilm/digital edition will exactly reflect that of the John R. W. Stott collection that will be created at Lambeth. So, although there are only four boxes in this collection, they are numbered 4, 5, 11, 12, reflecting the numbering system of Rev. Stott’s office. The title of each of the folders was also maintained as received. The title on the actual folder was usually an abbreviated form of the title of the same folder in the printed inventory received from Rev Stott. The longer folder titles were used in this guide.

Each of the folders was further divided up into smaller groups of documents which the BGC archivist has named “packets”. The contents of most of these packets were described by Mr. Corey Widmer, one of Rev. Stott’s former study assistants. These descriptions were reviewed by Rev. Stott and another study assistant, Matthew Smith. Except for minor revisions by the BGC archivist, these descriptions have been retained and are clipped to the front of each packet. There were no descriptions for the packets in folders 11-1, 11-5, 12-1, and 12-2, so the archivist divided these into packets and provided descriptions.

The personal folders lent by Rev. Stott to the BGC Archives concern his involvement with the Lausanne movement, an international voluntary association of Evangelical Christians committed to evangelism. The movement is headed by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE). The movement attempts to encourage churches in evangelism and to provide forums for the definition of Christian viewpoints on issues related to a broad concept of evangelism, such as unity, cooperation, and diversity among Christians; the uniqueness of Christ; the work of the Holy Spirit in evangelism; the responsibility of the Christian for justice and mercy in society; religious liberty and human rights; and the relationship of the Christian gospel to human culture.

The movement grew out of a series of world and regional congresses sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in the 1960s and 70s, particularly the World Congress on Evangelism, held in Berlin from October 26 to November 4, 1966 and the International Congress on World Evangelization, held in Lausanne, Switzerland from July 16-25, 1974. The Congress was attended by 2,430 participants and 540 observers (from 150 countries) from Christian traditions around the world. There they debated, discussed and fellowshiped about the how to proclaim the gospel to the world in actions and words. The major document of the Congress was the Lausanne Covenant, which has continued to be the defining statement of the movement.

Following the Congress, a Lausanne Continuation Committee of 25 people investigated ways to continue the work and fellowship of the Congress. In 1976, the Continuation Committee became the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. A structure evolved of, among other elements, individual country committee’s affiliated with LCWE, as well as working groups on such topics as theology and strategy, intercession. Publications and meetings were especially important in the movement as means of providing useful statements on issues and for stimulating fellowship between Evangelical Christians from diverse backgrounds.

John Stott had been one of the most significant leaders in the Lausanne movement from the beginning. He delivered three very influential Bible studies on the Great Commission at the 1966 Berlin Congress. He gave one of the main addresses at the 1974 Lausanne Congress, on “The Biblical Basis of Evangelism.” Even more importantly, he was the principle draftsman of the preliminary version of “The Lausanne Covenant” which circulated to participants during the Congress and led the group that reviewed the suggested changes sent in by participants to produce the final version. Afterwards he wrote the exposition and commentary (published as Lausanne Occasional Paper No. 3) that remains the basic text for interpreting the Covenant.

Following the Congress he was a member of the Lausanne Continuation Committee. He played perhaps the most significant part in the 1975 meeting of the committee in Mexico City, Mexico. At this meeting, there was strenuous debate over whether the Lausanne movement should follow a narrow concept of evangelism (limited more or less strictly to the proclamation of the gospel) or a broader one (the taking of Christian faith into all aspects of nonChristian society, with evangelism holding the central role in that effort). North Americans, led by Billy Graham tended to champion the narrower concept, which the rest of the committee was more drawn to Stott’s defense of a broader concept. It was the broader concept that would shape the Lausanne movement in the future.

The working groups of the LCWE provided most of the impetus for the Lausanne movement between major congresses. Stott served as the chair of the Lausanne Theology and Education Group (LTEG) until 1981. (The others were the Intercession Working Group headed by Harmin Hoppler, the Strategy Working Group headed by C. Peter Wagner, and the Communications Working Group headed by Thomas Zimmerman.) As chairman of the LTEG, Stott played an important part in helping to organize major consultations of theologians and Christian workers to develop statements that discovered and reflected Evangelical Christian belief on issues central to proclaiming Jesus Christ in the modern world. The Lausanne Covenant was the starting point for these consultations. Usually people other than Stott had the actual responsibility for developing the individual consultations, but he was always a major participant in the planning (often along with LCWE chairperson Leighton Ford). The first consultation was on the viability of homogeneous unit principle, a key doctrine of church growth theory that held human society is divided into overlapping cultural/ethnic HUs and evangelism is best done by people within a unit, with a gospel contextualized for that group. Other major consultations were on the topics of Muslim evangelism, the relationship between gospel & culture, and the relationship between evangelism and social reform, and the type of simple lifestyle that a Christian should live. The consultation on evangelism and social responsibility were sponsored by the LTEG in cooperation with the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF).

Stott, besides his writings and his membership on the LCWE and its executive committee and his chairing of the LTEG, also played the leading part in drafting the statements of the two major meetings of the Lausanne movement. In 1980 he headed the drafting committee of the Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE) held in Pattaya, Thailand. He held the same office for the 1989 Second International Congress on World Evangelization (Lausanne II) held in Manila, Philippines. In each case he and his committee had to produce an expression of the sense of the meeting that was meaningful and acceptable to the participants and to the larger, global Evangelical community. As at Lausanne, in each case there was a draft that was circulated to the Congress, which was then encouraged to send written responses to Stott and his committee, which used them to produce the final version. Each statement was intended to be a further interpretations of the original Lausanne Covenant.

It was appropriate that Stott, as one so central to the Lausanne movement from 1974 through 1982, should be chosen to be the editor of a volume of documents of Lausanne history that was published in 1997 as Making Christ Known. Historic Mission Documents from the Lausanne Movement, 1974-1989.

The materials in this collection, as noted above, are Rev. Stott’s personal files on the Lausanne movement. They reflect many, but not all aspects of his involvement. There is nothing, for example, from his attendance at the 1966 Berlin Congress and relatively little that relates to the planning of the 1974 Lausanne Congress. There is no draft of his presentations at 1966 Berlin, 1974 Lausanne, 1980 Pattaya, or 1989 Manila. Some Lausanne meetings he participated in, such as the 1975 Pan African Leadership Assembly, have very few mentions in the collection. here is little on the actual drafting of the Lausanne Covenant and the Thailand Statement. On the other hand, there is a good deal of documentation on his membership on the LCWE and its executive committee, his chairmanship of LTEG, his active involvement in the consultations held between 1978 and 1982, the drafting of the Manila Manifesto, and his participation in the planning and production of major Lausanne publications. Except for materials relating to the 1989 Lausanne II conference and the publication of a book of Lausanne documents in 1997, most of the materials in this collection relate to the period 1974-1982.

Because the of the thoroughness of the packet descriptions, only a little more needs to be said about the contents of the collection.

Folder 4-1 contains most of what the collection has about the 1974 congress. Most of these are concerned with the Lausanne Covenant, although there is some information about the planning of the congress. Throughout the other folders are materials on various and changing interpretations of the congress and the Covenant, particularly folders 5-1, 5-3, 11-1, 12-1 and 12-2

Stott’s leadership role on the Lausanne Committee and its executive committee are mainly documented by folder 11-1. However, a very interesting set of notes from the 1975 Mexico City meeting of the Lausanne Continuation Committee can be found in folder 12-1 and the correspondence with Leighton Ford in folder 11-2.. His importance and influence as a leader for the whole movement is also illustrated by materials in folders 5-1, 5-3, 11-2, 11-5 and 12-1.

Most of the documents in this collection are related in one way or another to Stott’s chairmanship of the LTEG. Folder 4-3 contains memos and correspondence which give a good idea of the committee’s concerns, membership and procedures. One major task of the group was to bring together theologians and other Christian leaders to talk through some of the relevant issues relating to evangelism. Another was to make the results of these meetings widely available. The consultations Stott helped to brig together each have their own folder: Homogenous Unit Principle (folder 4-2), Gospel & Culture (folder 4-4), Evangelism and Social Responsibility (folder 5-2), and Simple Life Style (11-4). One conference that did not come to be, at least during Stott’s chairmanship, was that on Teaching Evangelism and Missions (folder 11-3). Each of these folders contain early planning materials, discussions of what topics should be covered and who should be invited, some have papers from the actual meetings, and all but folder 11-3 contain correspondence and other records about the publication of the consultation’s report. Folder 4-4 contains some interesting research materials Stott gathered on the meaning of “culture.”

Stott’s skills as a synthesizer, and a draftsman capable of expressing the sense of a meeting, even a meeting of thousands, was often of importance in the Lausanne movement. Folder 5-1 contains some correspondence and other materials relating to his preliminary work on the documents of COWE.

Folder 11-5 contains much of the raw material he and the drafting committee worked with in preparing the final version of the Manila Manifesto. The materials in consist of notes and letters from individuals and groups sent to JRWS during congress about the draft, including proposed additions, revisions, and deletions. After the draft of the Manifesto was presented to the delegates, they were encouraged to send in suggestions for the final version, in groups if possible to make the volume of comments more manageable. JRWS and the drafting committee of the Congress used these materials in preparing the final version of the Manifesto which was approved in general terms by the Congress.

These materials appear to be in roughly arranged according to the twelve sections of the draft of the Manifesto to which they refer, plus responses to the Manifesto’s conclusion and general comments at the back of the file. (There do not seem to be any comments on the introduction of the Manifesto.) They have been maintained in their original order and divided by the archivist into 14 packets for ease of reference in the CD edition of the papers. Some of the individuals are groups that sent in comments are listed in the description of each packet. The lists are meant to be samples is not comprehensive as to all the commentators. Also, the fact that an individual’s or groups’ comments are listed in one packet does not mean that there are not additional comments from the same individual or group in another packet. Groups are identified by the name they themselves used.

The entire file is Particularly interesting in that it contains reactions of Evangelical Christians from a wide variety of cultures and circumstances reacting to one document, usually in terms of what it will mean to their own country or region, both theologically and practically. It is an excellent snapshot of both the diversity and commonality of the Lausanne movement at this particular moment in time.

The Lausanne Committee and the LTEG was always concerned to publish the results of their meetings, so they could be used for the guidance of theologians and evangelists. Almost every folder has correspondence with publishers, including Wm Eerdmans, Hodders, Paternoster Publishing. Stan Izon of the publishing arm of the Billy Graham evangelistic Association, World Wide Publications, was a frequent correspondent in folders 4-4 and 5-1. Stott, as mentioned above, also served as the compiler and editor of a major collection of documents on the history of the Lausanne movement. Folder 12-1 documents not only the publication of this book, but much else in Lausanne history as well.

These files also contain a great deal of information on the contacts, sometimes cautious and sometimes enthusiastic, between LCWE and other Christian traditions and institutions. The World Evangelical Fellowship and the Lausanne movement had had many interests in common and many people belonged to both. Folder 4-1 contains early WEF reports on the Lausanne Congress. The two organizations successfully collaborated on theological consultations as illustrated by documents in folders 4-3, 5-2, and11-3. Folder 5-1 contains memos and other documents about investigations into a larger merger of the two groups activities which was ultimately unsuccessful. See also the notes from a joint 1978 LCWE-WEF meeting in folder 11-1.

The relationship with the major institution of liberal protestant Christianity, the World Council of Churches, was more distant. But the Lausanne Committee did endeavor to maintain contacts with the WCC and exchange viewpoints. The WCC did have people, as participants or observers, at Lausanne’s major meeting and at some of the consultations. See folder 4-1 for material about participation in the HUP consultation and folder 4-4 about possible participation in the Willowbank conference by the United States affiliate of the WCC (also a reaction from the WCC to the Willowbank conference). Folder 5-3 contains a WCC report on Lausanne II and folder 11-5 has a few comments from WCC observers about the Manila Manifesto. Similarly, folders 4-3 and 5-1 contains reports from Lausanne observers at the WCC’s 1980 meeting on evangelism and missions, held in Melbourne, Australia.

The collection also contains information about contacts with the Roman Catholic church, including a Catholic’s bishop’s perspective on the 1974 Lausanne Congress in folders 4-1, Folder 11-5 contains some comments from Catholic observers about the Manila Manifesto. During this same period, Stott was one of the leading spirits in the discussions between Catholic and Evangelical theologians about missions (known as ERCDOM). This was not a Lausanne project, although it did involve people from the Lausanne movement and for a time the LTEG considered participating officially. Some comments and reports on this dialogue can be found in Stott’s correspondence with Leighton Ford in folder 11-2. See also the report in folder 5-1 on witness to nominal Christians in the Roman catholic church. 

Provenance

The materials in this collection were loaned to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by Rev. Stott in August 2003. Exact duplicate materials were removed from the files before filming/scanning and returned to the files after the copying was completed. After the materials ere filmed and scanned, the originals were returned to Rev. Stott.

Accession: 03-63 
September 17, 2003
Bob Shuster
J. Arney
E. Keys
T. Thompson




SELECT LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN DOCUMENTS IN THIS COLLECTION

AICOME        All-India Congress on Mission and Evangelization

ALCOE          Asian leadership Conference on Evangelism

CCOWE         Chinese Congress on World Evangelization

CMS               Church Missionary Society

CONELA       Consultation of Evangelicals in Latin America

COWE            Consultation on World Evangelization

CRESR           Consultation on the Relationship Between Evangelism and Social Responsibility

CWME           Commission on World Missions and Evangelism (WCC)

ERCDOM      Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue on Mission

HUP                Homogeneous Unit Principle

JRWS             John Robert Walmsley Stott

LCWE            Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization

LTEG             Lausanne Theology and Education Group

LOP                Lausanne Occasional papers

NCCCUSA     National Council Churches of Christ U.S.A.

PACLA          Pan African Christian Leadership Assembly

PIM                Partnership in Mission

SWG               Strategic Working Group

TWG              Theology Working Group

WCC              World Council of Churches

WEF               World Evangelical Fellowship

WEIS              World Evangelical Information Service

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SELECT CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS OF THE LAUSANNE MOVEMENT OR SIGNIFICANT TO THE LAUSANNE MOVEMENT

1966

October 26-November 4

World Congress on Evangelism

West Berlin, Germany

1974

July 16-25

International Congress on World Evangelization

Lausanne, Switzerland

1975

January 20-23

First meeting of the Lausanne Continuation Committee

Mexico City, Mexico

August 19-28

National Congress on Evangelization

Nigeria

September 1-4

First meeting of the Lausanne Committee Executive Committee

London, England

1976

August 18-25

First Chinese Congress on World Evangelization

Hong Kong

September 6-10

Lausanne Theology and Education Group created by the LCWE. Stott is appointed chairman

Berlin, Germany

December 9-21

Pan African Christian Leadership Assembly

Nairobi, Kenya

1977

January 12-19

All-India Congress on Mission and Evangelization

Devali, India

February 14-18

Guatemalan Indian Congress on Evangelism

San Cristobel Totonicapan, Guatemala

May 31-June 2

Consultation on the Homogeneous Unit Principle

Pasadena, United States

July 12-20

Ghana Congress on Evangelization

Kumasi, Ghana

September 26-30

Chinese and Western Cooperation Seminar

Singapore

1978

January 6-13

Willowbank Consultation on Gospel and Culture

Willowbank, Somerset Bridge, Bermuda

April 10-15

Congress on Evangelism for Malaysia and Singapore

Singapore

October 15-21

North American Conference on Muslim Evangelism

Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs, United States

November 1-10

Asian Leadership Conference on Evangelism

Singapore

1979

April 25-29

U.S. Consultation on the Simple Lifestyle

Ventor, United States

1980

March 17-21

International Consultation on the Simple Lifestyle

High Leigh, England

May 12-24

Your Kingdom Come Conference (WCC/CWME)

 Melbourne Australia

June 16-27

Consultation on World Evangelization

Pattaya, Thailand

October 9-11

LCWE Future Planning Conference

Osaka, Japan

1981

July

JRWS’ term of chairman of LTEG ends. The group is reconstituted as the Theology Working Group (TWG) Bishop John R. Reid is the new chairman

 

July 27-30

American Festival of Evangelism

Kansas City, United States

1982

April 19-23

Consultation pf Evangelicals in Latin America

Panama City, Panama

June 19-25?

Consultation on the Relationship Between Evangelism and Social Responsibility

Grand Rapids, USA

1983

June 6-9

Canadian Consultation on Evangelism

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

July 12-21

International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists

Amsterdam, Netherlands

1984

June 4-10

International Prayer Assembly for World Evangelization

Seoul, Korea

September 17-24

Congress on the Evangelization of the Caribbean

Kingston, Jamaica

1985

April 15-18

National Convocation on Evangelizing Ethnic America

Houston, Texas, United States

May 28-June 1

Conference on the Holy Spirit and Evangelization (Oslo 85)

Oslo, Norway

1986

July 12-21

International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists

Amsterdam, Netherlands

1987

June 1-10

Younger Leaders Conference

Singapore

1988

 

Consultation on Conversion

 

1989

July 11-20

Second International Congress on World Evangelization (Lausanne II)

Manila, Philippines

1993

 

Consultation on Faith and Modernity

Uppsala, Sweden




Container List

Box

Folder

Packet

Description

Dates

4


1


The International Congress on World Evangelization, Lausanne, July 16-25,1974. Responses to the Lausanne Covenant

1972-1976

1

JRWS correspondence with Bishop Jack Dain and Billy Graham about JRWS’ involvement in ICOWE. Pre-Congress, 12 April- 5 July 1972.

2

The Berlin Declaration on Ecumenism 1974, 'Freedom and Fellowship in Christ'

3

JRWS correspondence with Paul Little, Associate Director of the Lausanne Congress, about the events surrounding the 'Radical Discipleship Group' and their alternative statement. 8-13 August 1974. Also 'A Response to Lausanne', the said alternative document

4

Various Reports on the Congress:

a. Crusade Reprint, 1974

b. Congress Information, Bulletin Number 6, October 1974.

c. WEF Theological News, July-Sept. 1974

d. Personal WEF report from Morgan Derham to Billy Graham, 22 Aug. 1974.

e. 'Evangelicals, Evangelism and Theology, A missiological assessment of the Lausanne Movement, by Peter Beyerhaus.

f. A Report on ICOWE, by E. W. Oliver, Secretary of EMA.

g. 'The Authority and Power of the Bible', by JRWS, in relation to the Lausanne Covenant.

5

Various Articles about ICOWE:

a. From an 'International Review of Apostolic Experiences', a Vatican Publication.

b. Extract from IDEA/Information Service of the German Evangelical Alliance, Ocotber 28, 1974

c. Time, July 1974.

d. Church Times, 2 August 1974.

e. An advertising supplement to The Australian, 3 August 1974.

6

Various personal responses to the Lausanne Covenant:

a. Letter from William Young, Bishops of Sialkot, in regard to the Covenant's view on inerrancy. 27 July 1974.

b. Letter from Arthur Glasser in reference to an Israeli's disappointment with the Covenant's view on the modern state of Israel. 26 August 1974.

c. Correspondence between JRWS and Roger Nicole about the Covenant's view on election (with reference to paragraph 3 of the Covenant). 20-23 August 1974.

d. Letter from Billy Graham to JRWS expressing his gratitude to JRWS' work at Lausanne. 21 September 1974.

e. An open letter from Clarence Hilliard, pastor of the Circle Church, expressing his dissatisfaction with the Covenant's view on social justice, with special regard to African-Americans. The packet includes two responses, one from Don Hoke (23 October 1974) and one from JRWS (14 November 1974).

f. Correspondence between JRWS and Bishop Jack Dain in regard to the Lausanne Continuation Committee meeting in Mexico. 18 November 1974-2 December 1974.

g. A letter from Gordon Landreth expressing concern over an article in Christianity Today written by Peter Wagner ( 1 August 1975). In the article Wagner affirms the 'narrow view' on evangelism, and expresses relief that the broader view had been avoided in the original Lausanne Covenant and re-affirmed at the Mexico Continuation Meeting. Also in this packet is a letter from Peter Wagner to JRWS expressing thanks for reconciliation between them (11 October 1975).

h. A Catholic bishop's praise of the Lausanne Covenant.

7

Correspondence about the publication of JRWS ' commentary on the Lausanne Covenant. 17 March 1975-8 Oct. 1976.

4

2

A Colloquium on the Homogenous Unit Principle, Pasadena, California, 31 May-2 June 1977

1976-1979

1

Pre-Colloquium correspondence between JRWS and Arthur Glasser, John Yoder, Donald McGavran, and Emilio Castro of the WCC. Also included is a letter from Stephen Knapp to Leighton Ford. Letters range from 16 Sept 1976 to 17 Feb 1977.

2

LTEG memo about the Consultation from JRWS, and the Definition and Clarification of the HUP from the Fuller Faculty of the School of World Mission.

3

The main papers from the Colloquium (McGavran, Conn, Kraft, Ramseyer, Winter, Hayward, Wagner, Yoder, Glasser, Padilla). All papers include personal notes of JRWS.

4

The Pasadena Statement and lists of participants and attendants.

5

Press Release (13 June 1977 and article from the Los Angeles Times (4 June 1977).

6

Post-Colloquium Correspondence between JRWS and Glasser, Yoder, Conn, and Lesslie Newbigin (including Newbigin's own dealing with the HUP in a WCC paper).

7

Correspondence with Alan Tippet about the proposed book. 15 Sept 1977-30 May 1979.

4

3

The Lausanne Theology and Education Group (LTEG)

1976-1982

1

Materials relating to the formation of LTEG, including the letter of invitation from Leighton Ford. August-October, 1976

2

JRWS correspondence with members of LTEG (Gottfried Osei-Mensah, Peter Beyerhaus, Orlando Costas, Harvie Conn). 1976.

3

JRWS correspondence with Bruce Nicholls of World Evangelical Fellowship about cooperation between LTEG and the Theological Commission of WEF. 14 Aug. 1976 -21 Feb. 1980.

4

JRWS ' memos to LTEG members, 1976-1981.

5

Further JRWS correspondence with LTEG members, dealing especially with issues of disagreement (Peter Savage, Peter Beyerhaus, Harvie Conn, Donald Hoke). 7 Nov. 1977-28 Feb 1980.

6

Agreement with Peter Wagner on the Definition of Evangelism, 8 Nov 1977-1 March 1978.

7

LTEG Budget, April-August 1980.

8

Correspondence and memos about the possible restructuring of the LTEG, especially in cooperation with the Theological Commission of WEF. Ends with Bishop John R. Reid taking over the chairmanship (see also JRWS' final memo as Chair of 20 July 1981 ). 25 Nov 1980- Oct 1982.

9

JRWS' correspondence with Bruce Nicholls about a Lausanne-based response to the World Council of Churches’ Melbourne 1980 conference. August - October 1980.

4

4

International Willowbank Consultation on Gospel and Culture, Willowbank, Bermuda, 7-12 January 1978

1976-1980

1

Letter from Harvey Thomas to Waldron Scott, requesting a greater European representation at Willowbank. 9 February 1977

2

Correspondence from and about Al Krass in regard to his role at Willowbank, 7 July to August 10, 1977. Includes Al Krass' one page statement on 'Dynamic Equivalence Churches'.

3

Correspondence to and from consultants for Willowbank, Stephen Neill, John Mbiti, and Kenneth Cragg. All correspondence is pre-consultation. 4 May to 26 August 1977.

4

Correspondence between JRWS and Eugene Stockwell, Associate General Secretary of National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. in regard to his desire to send a representative to the Willowbank consultation. 23 September to 9 November 1977.

5

Correspondence between JRWS and Peter Savage, coordinator of the consultation, in regard to preparation for the consultation and publication of its report. 21 February 1977 to 22 May 1978.

6

Correspondence between Peter Savage and Leighton Ford, Bruce Nicholls and Malcolm Bradshaw about miscellaneous preparatory items for the consultation. 21 December 1976 to 18 November 1977.

7

Memorandums #1-5 of the LTEG planning committee for the Willowbank Consultation, with a budget and some other supplementary materials; ca. September 1976 - ca. December 1977.

8

JRWS personal preparations for the consultation, including notes on books, and research into the word 'culture'.

9

JRWS handwritten notes, and papers from the Willowbank Consultation, 7-12 January 1978. Includes:

a. notes on plenaries

b. handouts from special interest groups to Chairman

c. Gospel/Culture Bibliography

d. Consultation Programme and Papers

e. Outline of JRWS' opening address

10

Correspondence between Bruce Nicholls of Partnership in Mission, Leighton Ford, and JRWS in regard to the 'Gospel and Culture Learning Package'. Also in this packet is the proposal for the learning package from Partnership in Mission to the Lausanne Theology and Education Group, as well as the learning package brochures. 4 December 1978 to 29 January 1979.

11

Letters from Harvie Conn to JRWS in regard to the Willowbank Report. 18 January 1980 - 17 February 1978).

12

Miscellaneous letters in reaction to the consultation and the Willowbank report, as well as requests for the Willowbank report. Includes letters from Stephen Neill, Don Jacobs, Al Krass, Ross Kinsler of the World Council of Churches, and Kenneth Cragg. Also one letter from JRWS to Robert DeMoss about the Willowbank report publication. 4 January 1978 - 12 April 1978

13

Evangelical Alliance press release on the Consultation (17 January 1978), and an article by Charles Tabor for Gospel in Context, Vol. 1, no.2 Apri11978.

14

Initial correspondence with publishers about publication of Willowbank materials. Includes JRWS' memo to the LTEG committee about full plans of publications. 21 March 1978 to 22 November 1978.

15

William Smalley's preface to the Gospel and Culture Papers, with correspondence. 11 October to 8 November 1978.

16

Further correspondence about publication of the papers, including the naming of the book Down to Earth. Majority of correspondence is between JR WS and Bob Coots of PIM, 21 January 1978 to 4 October 1979.

17

JRWS memo to Eerdmans, Hodders, and other publishers of Willowbank papers, along with various rough notes. 20 March 1979.

18

Correspondence with William Carey Library about their publication of the Willowbank papers, including the royalty-copyright agreement. 23 March 1979 to 21 September 1979.

19

Correspondence with Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. about their publication of Gospel and Culture. Includes memorandum of agreement. 9 May 1977 to 22 February 1980.

20

JRWS correspondence with William B Eerdman, president of Eerdmans Publishing Company, about their publication of Down to Earth. Includes memorandum of agreement. 19 December 1978 to 4 June 1980.

21

Correspondence about the Spanish publication of Gospel and Culture. 11 October 1977 - 1 November 1979

22

Correspondence about the French publication of Gospel and Culture. 27 August 1977 - 20 March 1980

23

Correspondence about the German publication of Gospel and Culture. 4 December 1978 - 9 December 1980

24

The Willowbank Report - Gospel and Culture, 1978

25

Correspondence between JRWS and Stan Izon about the publication of LOPs (Lausanne Occasional Papers)and Gospel and Culture. 3 March 1978-20 August 1980.

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1

Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE) Pattaya, Thailand, 16-27 June 1980

1977-1981

1

COWE materials: brochure, program and newsletters 1-9. November 1979 - June 1980.

2

Articles written about COWE: Christianity Today, Third Way, reports from JRWS and Michael Griffiths. May - August 1980.

3

Materials related to the Commission on Evangelical Cooperation. Includes JRWS’ Theological Preamble (21 December 1979), various letters offering comments, the revised preamble, and the Working Paper from the Commission on Cooperation after meeting during the Consultation. The packet also includes WEF's invitation to the LCWE to become their 'evangelization task force' (March 1980), and JRWS' personal notes on the structuring of the possible merger. December 1979 - March 1980.

4

Comments and reflections on the “Your Kingdom Come” Conference (sponsored by the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches) held in Melbourne, 21 - 24 May 1980. Includes appraisals from Arthur Glasser, Bruce Nicholls, and JRWS. May - June 1980.

5

Reports. Includes 'Guidelines for Lausanne Study Groups on Reaching People', 'Report on COWE Mini-Consultations', 'Women involved in COWE', and several slightly different (in terms of layout) versions of 'The Thailand Statement'. June 1979 - July 1980.

6

Reports on COWE. Includes reports from Orlando Costas, Leighton Ford, Waldron Scott, David Howard, Peter Wagner, JRWS' All Souls Magazine report, and the' Participants ' Evaluation' compiled by Donald Smith and James Engel. Also in this packet is' A Statement of Concerns on the Future of LCWE' with its covering letter and 123 signatories, as well as a final report from the Executive Committee of the LCWE from their meeting at COWE (24 June 1980)

7

Correspondence in regard to preparation for COWE. 30 March 1979 to 17 June 1980.

8

Post-COWE correspondence (including a few pre COWE materials for reference) in regard to publication of COWE materials and COWE follow-up, and study group coordination. Also in this packet is Ron Sider's letter of rebuke to Kenneth Kantzer, editor of Christianity Today, for distorting the 'Statement of Concern ' at COWE (31 August 1980). April 1977 to 25 November 1980.

9

Correspondence from Stan Izon and JRWS regarding the publication and promotion of the following mini-consultation reports, and the reports themselves.

a. Christian Witness to Nominal Christians among Roman Catholics (Royal Peck)

b. Christian Witness to New Religious Movements (Mystics and Cultists) (Peter Savage) Contains two slightly differently edited versions of the same paper. 24 November - 30 December 1980.

c. Christian Witness to Muslims (Bruce Nicholls) 26 November 1980.

d. Christian Witness to Marxists (Philip Le Feuvre) 12 January 1981.

e. Christian Witness to Buddhists (Lakshman Peiris) 12 February 1981.

f. Christian Witness to Hindus {Satheerthi Rao) 13 February 1981.

g. Christian Witness to Nominal Christians among the Orthodox (Apostolos Bliates) Does not contain copy of the report. 29 April - 4 September 1981.

h. Christian Witness to Traditionalist Religions. Does not contain copy of the report. 5 Dec 1980 - 13 Nov. 1981.

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Consultation on the Relationship Between Evangelism and Social Responsibility (CRESR); Grand Rapids, Michigan,USA,

19-25 June 1982

1978-1982

1

Two memos from Bruce Nicholls, Executive Secretary of World Evangelical Fellowship, in regard to the 'WEF Theological Commission Study Group on Church and Development', addressing the relation between evangelism, social justice, and community development. 2 June, 21 July, 1978.

2

Correspondence between Vernon Grounds, JRWS, and Leighton Ford about Dr Ground's involvement in CRESR. 30 June 1978-5 February 1979.

3

Memo from Ron Sider proposing a consultation on the relationship between evangelism and social responsibility, a response from JRWS proposing a joint WEF-LCWE consultation, and Sider's agreement. 16 August-1 October 1979.

4

Correspondence and reports between many parties about the planning of CRESR. Includes letters from JRWS, Ron Sider, Harvie Conn, Peter Wagner, Vinay Samuel, and Leighton Ford. 12 November 1979 to 25 November 1980.

5

Letters to Dr Richard Van Halsema from JRWS, Edward Dayton, Bong Rin Ro, Donald McGavran, Emelio Antonio Nunez, and Gottfried Osei-Mensah about the planning of CRESR. 22 October 1980 to 4 March 1982.

6

Articles on the relationship between evangelism and social action, and bibliographies compiled by Harvie Conn, Ron Sider, and Arthur Johnston. September 1980 - April 1982.

7

Correspondence and rosters about CRESR Participants and Consultants. 9 January 1981 - 14 January 1982.

8

Minutes of the Executive Committee for the planning of CRESR. March 1980 - June 1982.

9

Three drafts of the CRESR report, including JRWS' Forward, and full notes and corrections from JRWS.

10

Letters of reaction to CRESR and its report from Peter Wagner, Tom Sine, Bruce Nicholls, Ron Sider, and Gottfried Osei-Mensah. Several are letters of personal thanks to JRWS. Others are letters about the publication of CRESR materials. 29 June - 8 December 1982.

11

Information Bulletin No. 16 of CRESR, LCWE press release about CRESR, Coordinator’s Report, Financial Statement, articles about CRESR IN Spire, Evangelical Newsletter, and Trinity World Forum. July - October 1982.

5

3

The Second International Congress on World Evangelization (Lausanne II); Manila, Philippines, 11-20 July 1989

1983-1990

1

Survey of church leaders, letters and memos from Leighton Ford and others, draft of a participant selection guide, all relating to plans for a second congress on world evangelization. Ca. 1983 - 1986.

2

Correspondence between JRWS and Executive Committee members about JRWS chairing the Congress declaration (later known as the Manila Manifesto) drafting committee. 1 Feb-13 July 1989.

3

Drafts of the Manila Manifesto at its various states, documenting revisions, and letters concerning editing details. Ca. June - October 1989

4

Final version of the Manila Manifesto.

5

Correspondence to or from JRWS regarding issues arising out of the Congress. From William Garrison, Os Guinness, Ed Dayton, Leighton Ford, Bishop John Reid, Dieter Brepohl. 16 May - 4 Dec 1989.

6

Some critiques of and articles about Lausanne II. Includes:

a. Article by Robert Coots in International Bulletin of Missionary Research. January 1990

b. Interview of JRWS by Thomas Wang about the Lausanne Covenant in 1974 and 1989

c. Personal Critique by Eugene Stockwel1, Director WCC-CWME.

d. A report by Graham Kings for CMS, with an exchange of letters with JRWS. September 1989.

e. Two Christianity Today articles, 18 August 1989 and 8 September 1989.

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1

Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and Executive Committee Minutes and Supporting Documents

1976-1981

1

Minutes and reports of the Executive Committee meeting held at the Hotel Franke, West Berlin, Germany; 6-10 September, 1976.

2

World Evangelical Information Service news release; 20 April, 1977.

3

Report of responses to proposed World Evangelization Leaders Consultation (WELC) questionnaire; 25 May, 1977.

4

Proposal to the LCWE for a World Evangelization Consultation; 7 July, 1977.

5

Minutes and reports of the Executive Committee meeting held at L’Ermitage, Montreal, Canada; 5-9 September, 1977.

6

Minutes of the LCWE meeting held at Willowbank, Somerset Bridge, Bermuda; 15-20 January, 1978.

7

Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held at Willowbank, Somerset Bridge, Bermuda; 21 January, 1978.

8

Notes of a meeting of the World Evangelical Fellowship and the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization held in Chicago, Illinois; 30 January, 1978.

9

Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held at Springfield, Missouri, USA; 4-8 September, 1978.

10

Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held at The Overseas Ministries Study Center, Ventor, N.J., USA; 12-16 November, 1979.

11

Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held at The Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand; 14 June, 1980.

12

Minutes of the LCWE meeting held at Pattaya, Thailand; 16 June, 1980.

13

Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held at The Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand; 16 June, 1980.

14

Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held at The Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand; 20 June, 1980.

15

Minutes of the LCWE meeting held at The Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand; 27 June, 1980.

16

Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting held at The Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand; 27 June, 1980.

17

Papers of the LCWE Conference for Future Planning, meeting in Osaka, Japan; 8-12 October, 1980.

18

Minutes and reports of the Executive Committee meeting held at Old Jordan, Buckinghamshire, England; 26-29 May, 1981.

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2

Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE); Miscellaneous Papers

1976-1982

1

Correspondence between JRWS, Armin Hoppler, Leighton Ford about LCWE regional coordination in Europe, including JRWS' proposal for a School of World Mission at All Souls Church, Langham Place. 10 March - 26 August 1976.

2

Financial information. Letters regarding funding for LCWE, including a donor letter signed by JRWS, Gordon Landreth and Tom Houston. 5 July 1977 to 15 November 1978.

3

Statement proposed for all LCWE literature and correspondence from Gottfried Osei-Mensah about the LCWE archives. 20 January 1978 - 5 March 1979.

4

Correspondence by David Howard and Gordon Landreth concerning the Lausanne Study Groups, the creation of which was a step in the preparation for the 1980 Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE). 12 July-1 Nov 1978.

5

Correspondence between JRWS and Gottfried Osei-Mensah about LCWE miscellaneous topics. 11 September to 2 October 1979.

6

A large group of correspondence between JRWS and Leighton Ford. Topics include JRWS' chairmanship of the Lausanne Theology and Education Group (LTEG), decisions about LTEG committee members, and the relationship between WEF and LCWE, the development of Evangelical-Roman Catholic Dialogue on Mission (ERCDOM). An interesting topic is JRWS ' need for a study assistant - see especially 4 October 1976, 9 November 1976, and 26 July 1977 (news of Roy McCloughry) 26 August 1976 to 8 August 1979.

7

Correspondence and papers between JRWS, Leighton Ford, Gottfried Osei-Mensah and C. Peter Wagner about the restructuring of LCWE, with special attention to the Strategy Working Group (SWG) and the possibility of a Evangelical Social Action Task Force. Includes JRWS' proposal to Committee members about the structure of working groups (22 August 1980). Also includes a very warm letter from Leighton Ford expressing his gratitude for the leadership and example of JRWS (4 June 1981). 1 August 1980 to 28 February 1982.

8

Correspondence between JRWS, Leighton Ford, and Peter Deyneka, Jr. about the proposed Council of Evangelical Christians of Yugoslavia, the threat to its unity due to the opposition from Dr Josip Horak, and the possible consultation of Billy Graham. 14 July - 9 September 1981.

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3

Proposed Consultation on Teaching of Missions and Evangelism

1976-1981

1

Correspondence between JRWS, Robert Coleman, and Leighton Ford, in regard to the initial planning for the Consultation on Teaching of Missions and Evangelism. One letter of interest (8 February 1977) Dr Coleman thanks JRWS for reading his 'manuscript on some concepts in the mind of Jesus regarding evangelistic motivation'. This probably refers to Coleman’s 1977 book, The Mind of the Master. Also in the packet is correspondence between JRWS and Donald Hamilton, Exec. Director of the Association of Church Missions Committee, about his involvement in the Consultation. 6 September 1976 to 26 July 1977.

2

Correspondence between JRWS and Robert Coleman in regard to the Consultation Planning Meeting (9-10 September 1977) and its report. Includes the proposal for the consultation on 'The Place of World Evangelization in 'Theological Education " submitted to the Lausanne Theology and Education Group by the planning committee. Also the proposed questionnaire to theological institutions, letters of reaction to the proposal, and minutes from the Planning Conference. 16 August 1977 to 9 November 1977

 

 

3

Correspondence after Planning Meeting (9 September 1977) between JRWS and Robert Coleman, which includes reactions to the planning proposal, ideas for the 'world survey of schools teaching missions and evangelism " and a letter from JRWS asking to pass responsibility for the consultation over to Dr Coleman (25 September 1978). 8 November 1977 to 25 September 1978.

4

Correspondence between JRWS, Robert Coleman, Orlando Costas, and Bruce Nicholls about the planning of the consultation (including the possibility of cooperating with the World Evangelical Fellowship) and reasons for postponing it. 26 Oct 1978-19 April 1981.

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4

International Consultation on Simple Lifestyle (SLS) High Leigh, near Hoddeston, Hertfordshire, England 17-21 March 1980

1978-1981

1

Initial correspondence about the Simple Lifestyle Consultation, proposed by JRWS in 1976. Letters include JRWS' letter to Ronald Sider concerning the initial plan for the Consultation (21 January 1978 ), Billy Graham's reaction ( 7 March 1978), letters from W. Stanley Mooneyham and Allan Emery expressing hesitations about the Consultation. 21 January to 22 May 1978.

2

Correspondence between JRWS and Ron Sider about the planning of the Consultation. A letter from JRWS on 27 June 1979 debates with Sider over some issues, such as the ‘Principalities and Powers' passage of Ephesians 3, and non-violence versus Just War. 22 May 1978 to 23 July 1979.

3

A single sheet of notes from JRWS, describing his work in drafting the Statement of Commitment, as well as the work of the committee and participants in finalizing it, a page of comments on the statement, source unknown, and two pages of notes apparently by JRWS about comments made during the consultation by Rene Padilla and others.

4

Correspondence in regard to the Lausanne Occasional Paper #5 on Simple Lifestyle, edited by Alan Nichols. Includes an interesting letter from Billy Graham with reservations about the statement (25 April 1980), as well as JRWS' and Leighton Ford's extensive comments on the original manuscript, and Ron Sider’s correspondence about taking over final editing of the manuscript. 25 April 1980 to 29 May1981.

5

Copy of the printed An Evangelical Commitment to Simple Lifestyle; March 1980.

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5

Comments on the Manila Manifesto; Ca. 16-20 July, 1989

1989

1

Section 1 - Our Human Predicament. Includes comments from Nicaraguan delegation, Os Guinness, Ron Sider, Robin Wainwright, Ray Bakke, Swedish national group, Michael Cassidy, J. Christy Wilson.

2

Section 2 - Good News for Today. Includes comments from 30 Latin Americans, Leighton Ford, John Olley.

3

Section 3 - The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ. Includes comments from Columbia Bible College and Seminary, USA; Luis Bush, World Council of Churches observers, J. I. Packer, Peter Beyerhaus, Ray Bakke, David Holloway, Tom Houston, Norway delegation, Argentina delegation, Sri Lanka delegation, Arthur Glasser, Hungarian delegation.

4

Section 4 - The Gospel and Social Responsibility. Includes comments from Columbia Bible College and Seminary, USA; J. Christy Wilson, Valdia R. Steuernagel, Vinay Samuel, Donald Hoke, Leighton Ford, P. Sathkeerhirpo.

5

Section 5 - God the Evangelist. Includes comments from David Chadwick, Vonette Bright, Ken Gnanakan, Leighton Ford, 6 World Evangelical Fellowship Friends.

6

Section 6 - The Human Witness. Includes comments from Don Hoke, Odd Sverre Hove, Norway delegation.

7

Section 7 - The Witnesses’ Integrity. Includes comments from Robert Hestenes, Columbia Bible College and Seminary, USA; Swedish national group.

8

Section 8 - The Local Church. Includes comments from members of the Local Church workshop, J. Christy Wilson, Danish delegation, Leighton Ford, Michael Cassidy, Roald Kverndal.

9

Section 9 - Cooperation in Evangelism. Includes comments from Odd Sverre Hove, 5 Greeks, Michael Cassidy, Leighton Ford, Roman Catholic guests and participants.

10

Section 10 - The Challenge of the 21th Century. Includes comments from Bent Reidar Eriksen, Norway, Leighton Ford, Brazilian delegation, J. Christy Wilson, Bill Thatcher, J. I. Packer, Ralph Winter, Steve Hawthorne.

11

Section 11 - The Modern World. Includes comments from David Adams (sp?), Os Guinness, Leighton Ford, Norway delegation, John Vissers, 46 Brazilians, Dutch group, David Holloway, Donald Hoke.

12

Section 12 - Difficult Places. Includes Comments from J. Christy Wilson, 5 Greeks, 21 Danes, Costas Kaoullides, John Vissers, Christof Sauer, Czechoslovakia group, Don Hoke, Jonathan Chao.

13

Conclusion - Includes comments from Bjorn Bue, Leighton Ford, Brian Hathaway, 21 Danes, 46 Brazilians.

14

General comments - Includes comments from J. Christy Wilson, Art Johnston, Japanese participants, Brazilian delegation, Portugal participants, Hungarian delegation, a group of Latin Americans, Silvano Perotti.

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1

Correspondence Regarding the Book Making Christ Known and Other Documents

1975-2000

1

Notes apparently by JRWS of contents of speeches given during the January 1975 meeting of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.

2

Various Lausanne documents, including “Building Bridges in A Divided World” by Tom Houston, “The Lausanne Movement: An Arrow into the Future” by Leighton Ford, statements on the relationship between the Lausanne movement and the A.D. 2000 and Beyond Movement, Kevin McDonald’s report on the Lausanne II Congress and JRWS’ comments, “The Willowbank Declaration on the Christian Gospel and the Jewish People”, photocopies of the title page and table of contents from the book Unleashing the Power of Prayer / Messages from the International Prayer Assembly, correspondence between Leighton Ford and JRWS about Stott being elected a lifetime member of the LCWE, photocopies of the title page, introduction and several other pages of The Future of World Evangelization / The Lausanne Movement, the LCWE 1982 statement “A Program for the Future’, “copies of “An Evangelical Commitment to a Simple Lifestyle”, a printed copy of the Lausanne Covenant, “Report of Strategy Working Committee to LCWE Plenary, Bermuda, January 1978", photocopy of an interview of Leighton Ford about the Lausanne movement from Christianity Today; 9 December 1977 - 12 February 1992.

3

Correspondence between Vinay Samuel and JRWS about the future of the Lausanne movement. 5-6 July 1990.

4

Correspondence and faxes between JRWS, Leighton Form, Fergus MacDonald and Ramez Atallah about the possibility of JRWS becoming the new chairperson of LCWE. 16 April - 16 September 1992.

5

Correspondence, reports, minutes relating to the history of the Lausanne movement. Includes letter from David Shenk, report of the meeting to form a Lausanne Committee in England, report of the 1995 Global Consultation on World Evangelization held in Korea, press releases and reports from the LCWE. 25 January 1996 - 9 March 1993.

6

Recommendations for Resolutions for Lausanne International 1996-1998 from the LCWE biannual meeting in Bernhaüser, Stuttgart, Germany, February 26-29, 1996.

7

Minutes of the meeting of the Committee of the English Lausanne Movement; March 18, 1996.

8

Correspondence and notes of conversations between JRWS, Arthur Glasser and Donald McCurry. 17 January - 2 May 1996.

9

Correspondence between JRWS, Jon Potts, Frances Whitehead and William Eerdmans. 22 June 1995 - 14 May 1996.

10

“Select Bibliography” of Lausanne-related publication.

11

Correspondence between JRWS, Fergus Macdonald and Alan Nicholls. June - July 1996.

12

Fax, letter and note between JRWS, Alan Nichols, and “NRG” about additions to Making Christ Known; July, 1996.

13

Letter to JRWS from David Wells; June 17, 1996.

14

Correspondence between JRWS, Tom Houston and Fergus Macdonald about the publication details of Making Christ Known, with some related papers, including “A New Way of Relating” by Tom Houston; May 1995-12 September1996.

15

Correspondence between JRWS and Peter Cousins, Peter Kwant, and Jeremy Mudditt of Paternoster Publishing about the publication of Making Christ Known. June 1995-September 1996.

16

Brochure: Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization; no date.

17

Correspondence between JRWS and Peter Ochs and others of First Fruit, Inc. May-November 1996.

18

Faxes to JRWS from Tom Houston. 13 October 1996 - 24 March 1997.

19

Correspondence between JRWS, Fergus MacDonald and Paternoster Publishing. 15 July - 5 August 1997.

20

Faxes and letters between JRWS and Wm Eerdmans Publishing. 2-22 September 1997.

21

Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization Newsletter No. 85, review from Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology of the book Making Christ Known: Historic Documents of the Lausanne Movement, 1974-1989; stamped June 28, 1999, fax of press release of LCWE, “Lausanne Committee prepares launch into the 21th century”, plus reviews of Making Christ Known in Missiology and World Evangelization. December 1997 - July 2000.

22

Memorandum of The Lausanne Committee Trust, 22 December 2000.

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2

Post 1980 Lausanne Printed Papers (Miscellaneous)

1985-200

1

Booklet: Let the Earth hear His Voice. Published by Youth for Christ, International. Ca. 1974-1985.

2

Periodical: World Evangelization. September 1985, Volume 11.

3

Notebook: A Vision Pursued / The Lausanne Movement 1974-1986. Lectures by Rev. Leighton Ford given at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, USA. This copy of the lectures contains some annotations. November 1986.

4

Booklet: The Lausanne Story / “The whole Church taking the whole gospel to the whole world”, 1987.

5

Periodical: World Evangelization. November-December 1987, Volume 13, No. 49.

6

Periodical: World Evangelization. January 1989, Volume 16, No. 56.

7

Letter (April 5, 1989) from Isabelo F. Magalit to “Dear Ones”, with a copy of the booklet The World of the Lord Stands Forever/ Position Paper of Christian Leaders’ Alliance of the Phillippines (no date) and “Hold Fast to What is Good” / Pastoral Statement on Fundamentalist Groups / by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Phillippines (January 1989)

8

Periodical: World Evangelization. September-October 1989, Volume 16, No. 61.

9

Periodical: World Evangelization. Special Congress Edition Summer1989, Volume 16, No. 62.

10

Brochure: Praise and Prayer calendar; November-December 1989.

11

Periodical: International Bulletin of Missionary Research. April 1995, Volume 19, No. 2.

12

Periodical: World Evangelization. July 1996, No. 75.

13

Periodical: Decision. October 2000, Volume 41, No. 10.

14

Brochure: Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.

15

Brochure: What is Lausanne / “Making Christ Known”







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