Early Christian Creeds

Author: J.N.D. Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317871731

Category: Religion

Page: 458

View: 4208

A comprehensive study of the rise, development and use of credal formulaines in the creative centuries of the Church's history.

Early Christian Doctrines

Author: J. N. D. Kelly

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826452528

Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 1868

"A history of doctrines of the early Church, written and arranged with exceptional clarity by a leading patristic scholar, the principal of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. Canon Kelly describes the development of the principal Christian doctrines from the close of the first century to the middle of the fifth, and from the end of the apostolic age to the council of Chalcedon. His book thus covers the great doctrinally creative period in the Church's history, the centuries in which there was a constant upsurge of fresh ideas before the settled formalism of both the East and West. He gives the student and invaluable outline of Church history and patrology against which to place the evolving theological doctrines which he summarises and expounds" -- Back cover.

Early Christian Doctrine and the Creeds

Author: Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334042003

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 2757

An accessible, stimulating and interactive guide-book to the emergence of Christian identity, with particular attention to the earliest form of the Christian thought and doctrine.

The Three Creeds

Author: Edgar C. S. Gibson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532656424

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 8665

“No one can read the New Testament with any care and attention without being struck by the prominence given therein to faith or belief. Our Lord’s ministry began with the call to ‘ repent and believe the Gospel.’ Faith was the demand which He habitually made from those who sought His help; and as the reward of faith His mighty works were wrought.” –From Chapter I—Of Creeds in General: The Grounds on which the Requirement of Faith is Made

Liturgical Theology

The Church as Worshiping Community

Author: Simon Chan

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830827633

Category: Religion

Page: 207

View: 9731

Evangelicals, Simon Chan argues, are confused about the meaning and purpose of the church in part because they have an inadequate understanding of Christian worship. He calls evangelicals to develop a theology of worship that is grounded in a theology of the church. He guides the reader through worship practices and their significance for theology, spirituality and the renewal of evangelicalism in the postmodern era.

Pagan & Christian Creeds

Their Origin and Meaning

Author: Edward Carpenter

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596057424

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 3907

The main Christian doctrines and festivals, besides a great mass of affiliated legend and ceremonial, are really quite directed derived from, and related to, preceding Nature worships; and it has only been by a good deal of deliberate mystification and falsification that this derivation has been kept out of sight.-from "Solar Myths and Christian Festivals"Socialist advocate, progressive educator, and amateur mystic, Edward Carpenter is perhaps best remembered today for his conflicted homosexuality, an attitude that infuses even this 1920/US work of comparative mythology, which seeks to rehabilitate the sexual longings and sensual traditions of pagan mythologies and how they influenced Christian theology. In this examination of the ancient roots of modern religion, Carpenter explores the concepts of ritual dancing, sex taboos, rites of initiation, magic associated with food and vegetation, and much more. Singing with secrets and mysteries, this is a timeless work of the numinous that will delight anyone who seeks a connection with the past and with the corporeal and carnal foundations of human spirituality.British activist and writer EDWARD CARPENTER (1844-1929) produced books and pamphlets on a wide variety of subjects; his works include Prisons, Police, and Punishment (1905) and The Religious Influence of Art (1870). He is best known for his epic poem cycle, Towards Democracy (1883).

The Forgotten Creed

Christianity's Original Struggle against Bigotry, Slavery, and Sexism

Author: Stephen J. Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190865849

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 4694

Long before the followers of Jesus declared him to be the Son of God, Jesus taught his followers that they too were the children of God. This ancient creed, now all but forgotten, is recorded still within the folds of a letter of Paul the Apostle. Paul did not create this creed, nor did he fully embrace it, but he quoted it and thus preserved it for a time when it might become important once again. This ancient creed said nothing about God or Christ or salvation. Its claims were about the whole human race: there is no race, there is no class, there is no gender. This is the story of that first, forgotten creed, and the world of its begetting, a world in which foreigners were feared, slaves were human chattel, and men questioned whether women were really human after all. Into this world the followers of Jesus proclaimed: "You are all children of God. There is no Jew or Greek, no slave or free, no male and female, for you are all one." Where did this remarkable statement of human solidarity come from, and what, finally, happened to it? How did Christianity become a Gentile religion that despised Jews, condoned slavery as the will of God, and championed patriarchy? Christian theologians would one day argue about the nature of Christ, the being of God, and the mechanics of salvation. But before this, in the days when Jesus was still fresh in the memory of those who knew him, the argument was a different one: how can human beings overcome the ways by which we divide ourselves one from another? Is solidarity possible beyond race, class, and gender?

Pagan & Christian Creeds

Their Origin and Meaning

Author: Edward Carpenter

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596057424

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 9045

The main Christian doctrines and festivals, besides a great mass of affiliated legend and ceremonial, are really quite directed derived from, and related to, preceding Nature worships; and it has only been by a good deal of deliberate mystification and falsification that this derivation has been kept out of sight.-from "Solar Myths and Christian Festivals"Socialist advocate, progressive educator, and amateur mystic, Edward Carpenter is perhaps best remembered today for his conflicted homosexuality, an attitude that infuses even this 1920/US work of comparative mythology, which seeks to rehabilitate the sexual longings and sensual traditions of pagan mythologies and how they influenced Christian theology. In this examination of the ancient roots of modern religion, Carpenter explores the concepts of ritual dancing, sex taboos, rites of initiation, magic associated with food and vegetation, and much more. Singing with secrets and mysteries, this is a timeless work of the numinous that will delight anyone who seeks a connection with the past and with the corporeal and carnal foundations of human spirituality.British activist and writer EDWARD CARPENTER (1844-1929) produced books and pamphlets on a wide variety of subjects; his works include Prisons, Police, and Punishment (1905) and The Religious Influence of Art (1870). He is best known for his epic poem cycle, Towards Democracy (1883).

Introduction to Christianity

Author: Joseph Ratzinger

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586170295

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 4525

Provides an elucidation of the Apostles' Creed, examining the theological and practical significance of each line and exploring such fundamental questions to Christianity as belief, faith, and the nature of Christ and of the Trinity.

Canon and Creed

Author: Robert W. Jenson

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664230547

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 6037

How does the church understand the relation between its Scripture and its creedal formulations? No one is more qualified to address that question than Robert W. Jenson, who shows how canon and creed work together and interact and that neither is an adequate or sufficient to guide Christian faith without the help of the other. His book will enable contemporary interpreters and teachers, pastors, and laity to deal with the questions and tensions that are always present as the church seeks to hold canon and creed together.

A New History of Christianity

Author: Hans J. Hillerbrand

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426719140

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 5972

This book is a history of Christianity from its earliest beginnings to the end of the twentieth century. The book provides students with an introduction to the many persons, places, movements, and events necessary for the telling of our story, the story of the Church. This history of Christianity is told in its essentials, simply and straightforwardly for students with little or no experience in the academic study of religion. It is a story told within the complex contexts of larger world events and world cultures, but defined and simplified by attention to those developments which have proven most influential for the past and present shaping of Church thought and practice. The book is a comprehensive and definitive introduction to the history of Christianity. It provides students with the necessary outline and description of the broad sweep of movements and periods in this history, but it also pauses at important points to provide details about the lives of Christians as lived at various times and in various locations. This story is told in easy-to-understand prose and with illustrative photographs, maps and charts.

The Apostles' Creed for Today

Author: Justo L. González

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664229336

Category: Religion

Page: 100

View: 342

This volume in the popular For Today series, written by the highly respected theologian and author Justo González, explains the familiar Apostles' Creed in easy, accessible language. González explores not only what the Creed meant in the early centuries but also its ongoing importance and relevance for Christian faith and practice today. The For Today series was designed to provide reliable and accessible resources for the study and real life application of important biblical texts, theological documents, and Christian practices. The emphasis of the series is not only on the realization and appreciation of what these subjects have meant in the past, but also on their value in the present--"for today." Thought-provoking questions are included at the end of each chapter, making the books ideal for personal study and group use.

What Christians Ought to Believe

An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles’ Creed

Author: Michael F. Bird

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310520932

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 5408

Modern Christians have often hesitated to embrace the ancient creeds because of our “nothing but the Bible” tradition. In What Christians Ought to Believe Michael Bird opens our eyes to the possibilities of the Apostle’s Creed as a way to explore and understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith. Bringing together theological commentary, tips for application, and memorable illustrations, What Christians Ought to Believe summarizes the basic tenets of the Christian faith using the Apostle’s Creed as its entryway. After first emphasizing the importance of creeds for the formation of the Christian faith, each chapter, following the Creed’s outline, introduces the Father, the Son, and the Spirit and the Church. An appendix includes the Apostles’ Creed in the original Latin and Greek. What Christians Ought to Believe is ideally suited for both the classroom and the church setting to teach beginning students and laypersons the basics of what Christians ought to affirm if they are to be called Christians.

Debates Over the Resurrection of the Dead

Constructing Early Christian Identity

Author: Outi Lehtipuu

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198724810

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 8819

This study of discourses on the resurrection of the dead examines how early Christian writers developed key texts from the New Testament on the theme, and shows how belief in resurrection became a marker of Christian identity.

The Apostles' Creed

Origin, History, and Some Early Commentaries

Author: Liuwe H. Westra

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 603

View: 4860

[Flaptekst] This work will offer a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the origin and development of the Apostles' Creed (symbolum apostolorum), the first to appear since Kelly's "Early Christian Creeds" (1950). Westra gathers the fruits of more recent literature, and critically discussses the work of Markschies, Kinzig, and Vinzent ("Tauffragen und Bekenntnis"), who presented a completely novel theory on the origin of the Apostles' Creed in 1999. Westra discusses the phenomenon of credal change, as the different variants, and presents an elaborate overview of these variants. He discusses also the testimony of well-known authors such as Ambrose, Augustine, and Rufinus anew.

Presbyterian Creeds

A Guide to the Book of Confessions

Author: Jack Rogers

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664254964

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 3507

This book provides clergy, laity, and students with a thorough introduction to their faith as set forth in the Book of Confessions. Jack Rogers explains technical terms and places current issues in perspective by examining the meaning of the creeds, confessions, and declarations found in the Book of Confessions. He examines their role in history, their full meaning, and their continued relevance to the Christian community.