Here, Wallace Alston Jr. presents for us a newly revised and expanded version of his book, The Church. Alston summarizes the identity, nature, and ministry of the church from a Reformed perspective, and places this doctrine within its historical and contemporary context. A new introductory chapter on "The Church for Such a Time," an epilogue on "The Church That People Love," and updated Scripture passages from NRSV are a few of the new features of this new edition.
Calvin Theological Journal (Vol. 40, No. 2, Nov. 2005) "It is never clear what audience the author is addressing." "As usual, the use of endnotes instead of footnotes is a distraction, and the font type is small and incredibly light, making the book physically hard to read." --Henry Knapp