The Churches in Christ are in growing disagreement about the direction that the Restoration Movement should take. A Heritage in Crisis introduces the background of this identity crisis, evaluates nine specific issues that threaten to divide the Churches of Christ today-such as worship styles and women's roles-and suggests changes Churches in Christ can make in order to facilitate the change back to God's original intent for the church. More than simply an academic examination of doctrinal issues, A Heritage in Crisis seeks to identify a path by which the Churches of Christ might move into a future illuminated by the light of God's Word.
Ralph K. Hawkins (Ph.D., Andrews University) is adjunct professor of Bible at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. He is editor of Simul Iustus e Peccator: Essays in Honor of Donald S. Armentrout, author of While I Was Praying: Finding Insights about God in Old Testament Prayers, and contributor to the New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible.