For the first time, outcomes from the the Lausanne Movement’s three global Congresses are bound in a single volume, together with the Congress closing addresses. Today Lausanne has a presence in nearly every nation. Its focus remains on evangelisation in the geographical world, and in the world of ideas. To this end, it generates some of the sharpest biblical thinking on major issues facing the church.
In the Foreword, Leighton Ford tracks the story of the Movement from early discussions called by Billy Graham in partnership with John Stott. These led to the historic gathering in Lausanne, Switzerland,. From that event came the Lausanne Covenant, which would define evangelicalism for the remainder of the century.
Michael Y Oh, Lausanne’s current Executive Director, writes in his Afterword of the Movement’s two-fold aspiration, namely to share wisdom which is biblical, strategic, and timely, and to produce and share teaching of enduring worth, and global and eternal impact.
This book will be of vital worth to all participating in Lausanne 4, in Seoul, in September 2024 — in person, or as part of the virtual cohort. It will also be of value to anyone with an interest in evangelical history.
The Lausanne Legacy