This new revised edition of a Disciples classic is an overview of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In offering an overview of the church, this handbook provides concise information on Disciples' heritage, thought, worship, mission, and structure, making it a valuable resource for both church members and members-to-be, and for those who simply want to know more about the church. The author illustrates his summaries of Disciples traditions with excerpts from Disciples documents and scripture, bringing a major American religious movement vividly to life.
D. Duane Cummins is visiting scholar in history at Johns Hopkins University and has served as interim president at Brite Divinity School. He is president emeritus of Bethany College in West Virginia, former president of the Division of Higher Education for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and author of several history books.