Can God Save the Church? (Hardcover)

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Can God Save the Church? (Hardcover)

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Can God Save the Church? is a comprehensive and illuminating review of some aspects of life in and around the church, with which those who care deeply about its message, mission, witness, and legacy should be passionately concerned. Christian traditions are often assailed by conflicts of theology and discipline, contradictions of beliefs and practices, as well as compromises with trials and trends that readily betray the full measure and meaning of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This volume serves to enumerate some clear options for faithful witness and courageous service that would more readily reflect the essential and contextual purposes of the church's existence. Fresh concepts of God in ""Covenant and Change,"" or of ""The Church as a Communion of Faith, Life, and Witness,"" or even of the call for a vision for ""Christian Partnership for Social Change,"" all converge to make this book a useful tool for study, teaching, and radical reflection in seminaries, local congregations, and beyond. The postscript in this edition adds further challenges to the contemporary church's call for radical Christian witness and the relentless determination to work for God's freedom, justice, and salvific wholeness in human life.
Kortright Davis is professor of theology at Howard University School of Divinity and rector emeritus of the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. He has served the church and academia in several capacities, having been ordained into the Anglican priesthood since 1966. He has served as lecturer and acting principal (dean) of Codrington Theological College in Barbados. He was one of the founding executives of the Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC), and was the principal coordinator of the Inaugural Assembly of the CCC in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1973. He holds degrees from the Universities of London, Sussex, and the UWI, as well as honorary degrees from the General Theological Seminary, the Virginia Theological Seminary, and the University of the West Indies. He is a former member of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCICII), and the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches. He is the author of several books, including the widely acclaimed Emancipation Still Comin' and Compassionate Love and Ebony Grace. His most recent book is entitled We Belong to Big Church. He and his wife, Joan, reside in Kensington, Maryland, USA.
Product Details ISBN: 9781725295193
ISBN-10: 1725295199
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication Date: May 12th, 2021
Pages: 168
Language: English