""This is a fine example of the interplay of historical research, theological interrogation, and the analysis of emerging ecclesiastical practice, well illustrating the impact of the mental exercise of historical and theological enquiry upon the practical issues presently confronting the Salvation Army in exploring the nature of its identity and mission in the modern world.""
--John H. Y. Briggs, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
""This is a groundbreaking study in both method and content. It explores with real honesty and clarity the identity and ontology of the church as the body of Christ, including a commendation of baptism and the Lord's Supper as ways of Christ's 'self-attestation.' Required reading for theologians and ecumenists.""
--Timothy Bradshaw, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
David Taylor is a Salvation Army officer and after thirty years of leadership ministry in a local congregation, currently serves as the Co-ordinator of Higher Education at The Salvation Army's William Booth College in London, United Kingdom.