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.