The Salvation military has now been round for multiple hundred and fifty years, having celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2015 with a world Congress in London. through the years either the military and the realm within which it seemed have replaced past attractiveness. it is a strong time for the stream to prevent and glance back--not simply to have a good time, yet to work out the place it truly is at the present time. the military has no longer developed in isolation from the area. Bringing its personal historical past with it, it however belongs to the twenty-first century international up to William Booth's little East finish undertaking belonged to nineteenth-century London. This publication makes an attempt to discover the interplay among challenge and global because it has impacted the Army's ideals and practices in addition to where it now occupies within the wider international. This serious and analytical learn can also be of curiosity to these past the Army's ranks who wish to research extra approximately this outstanding organization.
"Saved to save lots of and kept to Serve isn't just a very good advent to the heritage of the Salvation military, yet an excellent research of the organization's improvement as a spiritual establishment. studying every thing from its ancient roots--its theology, ecclesiology, kind of worship, and social action--to its present-day perspective, Hill indicates us truly simply how the military, by way of a traditional evolution and a planned software of institutionalization, has improved from a freestyle evangelical service provider right into a neighborhood church."
--R. G. Moyles, college of Alberta, Canada, Salvation military historian
"This ebook is a wealthy heritage . . . a truly important booklet for these people attempting to make experience of the military from outdoor, assisting us to interpret language we'd fight to appreciate. I hugely suggest this book.
--Peter Lineham, Massey collage Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
"In this excellent page-turner, Harold Hill articulates the Salvation Army's overseas tale with a historian's brain, a cartoonist's eye, a theologian's middle, a prophet's nerve, and a practitioner's calling to the again streets. This publication is an important contribution to social and spiritual historical past and an important reference for Salvationists and allies in high priced engagement with humans, within the convinced desire that a few can be stored and all can be served."
--Colonel Margaret Hay, former significant of the Salvation military overseas collage for officials, London
"This beneficial new historical past fills an enormous want for an updated historical past of the Salvation military that's neither triumphalist nor dismissive. It solidly combines old objectivity with the theological acumen of a reflexive insider. Its common observations on occasions past Britain and North the United States make it a very international historical past. i'll be recommending it as a textbook for college kids of Salvation military history."
--Glen O'Brien, sales space university, Sydney, Australia
Harold Hill is a retired Salvation military officer in New Zealand and an accessory instructor for Salvation military education associations in Australia and New Zealand. he's the writer of management within the Salvation military (2007).