A Handbook for Today's Disciples, 5th Edition

by D Duane Cummins



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ISBN-13: 9780827215054
Publisher: Christian Board of Publication
Publication date: 07/03/2017
Edition description: 5th ed.
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction viii

1 The Disciples: A Historical Sketch 1

1800-1830: Conception 1

1830-1866: The Infant Years 6

1866-1917: Adolescent Years 8

1917-1968: Drive to Maturity 10

Since 1968: A Church in Covenant 14

2 Disciples and Christian Thought 17

God 17

Jesus Christ 20

The Holy Spirit 24

The Scriptures 27

3 Disciples and the Sacraments 31

Baptism 31

The Lord's Supper 34

4 Disciples at Worship 38

Worship 38

Prayer 41

Seasons 43

5 Disciples and Mission 45

Search for Unity 45

Global Mission 49

6 Disciples and Moral-Ethical Issues 53

7 Disciples and Church Structure 60

The Ministry 60

The Laity 64

The Design 66

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