Early Christian Creeds

Author: J.N.D. Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317871723

Category: Religion

Page: 458

View: 6954

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: 6044

"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.

Faith in Formulae

A Collection of Early Christian Creeds and Creed-related Texts

Author: Wolfram Kinzig

Publisher: Oxford Early Christian Texts

ISBN: 9780198269410

Category: Religion

Page: 1856

View: 7365

This collection of all creeds and credal formulae of the early Church in Greek and Latin covers the period from the writings of the New Testament down to the early Middle Ages. The source texts are taken from the most up-to-date critical editions available and newly found texts have been added. They are accompanied by English translations and, where applicable, introduced individually by brief remarks on their authorship, date, and provenance.

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: 4100

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.

Cold-Case Christianity

A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels

Author: J. Warner Wallace

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434705463

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 4573

Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.

Belgic Confession

Author: N.A

Publisher: Fig

ISBN: 1623145422


Page: N.A

View: 2650

The Foundations of Social Order

Studies in the Creeds and Councils of the Early Church

Author: R. J. Rushdoony

Publisher: Chalcedon Foundation

ISBN: 0875528910

Category: Religion

Page: 233

View: 3671

"The Foundations of Social Order was, and remains, the most unique book ever written in the history of Christendom. Nothing like it has been written before, and nothing like it has been written since. Christian and non-Christian historians have generally agreed on at least one thing about creeds and history: they are not connected in any meaningful, comprehensive way. A few non-Christian historians-Harold Berman and his Law and Revolution being a good example-have mentioned that the Christian creeds have been instrumental in shaping the legal views and therefore the legal structure of the West. But a general study of how the creeds formed the West and its unique outlook has always been lacking; the reason being that both Christian and non-Christian authors are eager to constrain the significance of the creeds to the church and the history of theology. Even Philip Schaff in his three-volume work, The Creeds of Christendom, confines their value and use to the church. The view of the creeds has been dualistic; creeds were separated from history, and history was left to follow its own course, independent from the development of Christian theology and the perfection of the faith of the saints.

Early Christian Doctrine and the Creeds

Author: Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334042003

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 9758

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 Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages

Author: Scott Hahn

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 1941447791

Category: Religion

Page: 191

View: 4582

Why were the early Christians willing to die to protect a single iota of the creed? Why have the Judeans, Romans, and Persians—among others—seen the Christian creed as a threat to the established social order? In The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages, bestselling author Dr. Scott Hahn recovers and conveys the creed’s revolutionary character. Tracing the development of the first formulations of faith in the early Church through later ecumenical councils, The Creed tells the story of how the very profession of our belief in Christ fashions us for heavenly life as we live out our earthly days.

Divine Complexity

The Rise of Creedal Christianity

Author: Paul R. Hinlicky

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451415680

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 2750

Divine Complexity intentionally combines Reformation theology, patristic studies, and modern biblical criticism in order to argue for a social view of the Trinity—the view of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as three distinct persons united in love—as the grounds of the Christian hope in the coming of the "Beloved Community." This book is written with the student of early Christianity and the development of doctrine in mind.

Creeds of the Churches

A Reader in Christian Doctrine, from the Bible to the Present

Author: John H. Leith

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780804205269

Category: Religion

Page: 736

View: 385

"An excellent compendium of Christian creeds. Especially valuable are the informative notes and comments by the editor which introduce both creedal sections and individual creeds".----Presbyterian Journal

Pagan & Christian Creeds

Their Origin and Meaning

Author: Edward Carpenter

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776538919

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 9871

An important thinker in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century period, English writer and philosopher Edward Carpenter was blessed with a seemingly insatiable intellectual curiosity. In this wide-ranging analysis of early religions and folk beliefs, Carpenter offers a deft and often poetic take on ancient rituals and deities.

Presbyterian Creeds

A Guide to the Book of Confessions

Author: Jack Rogers

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664254964

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 4524

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

Author: Susan Ashbrook Harvey,David G. Hunter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199271566

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1020

View: 7079

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies responds to and celebrates the explosion of research in this inter-disciplinary field over recent decades. It is thematically arranged to encompass history, literature, thought, practices, and material culture. Whilst the burgeoning of scholarly work has made it impossible for any one scholar to maintain expertise in every aspect of the discipline, this handbook seeks to aid both the new researcher in the field andthe scholar entering an unfamiliar sub-specialty. Each chapter orients readers to the current 'state of the question' in a given area, reflecting on key research issues to date, highlighting primarysources and giving suggestions as to the likely direction of future work. The Handbook takes the period 100 to 600 CE as a chronological span and examines the vast geographical area impacted by the early church, in Western and Eastern late antiquity.

Know the Creeds and Councils

Author: Justin Holcomb

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310515106

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 8554

In every generation, the Christian church must interpret and restate its bedrock beliefs, answering the challenges and concerns of the day. This accessible overview walks readers through centuries of creeds, councils, catechisms, and confessions—not with a dry focus on dates and places, but with an emphasis on the living tradition of Christian belief and why it matters for our lives today. As a part of the KNOW series, Know the Creeds and Councils is designed for personal study or classroom use, but also for small groups and Sunday schools wanting to more deeply understand the foundations of the faith. Each chapter covers a key statement of faith and includes a discussion of its historical context, a simple explanation of the statement’s content and key points, reflections on contemporary and ongoing relevance, and discussion questions.

Canon and Creed

Author: Robert W. Jenson

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664230547

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 5804

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.

The Apostles' Creed for Today

Author: Justo L. González

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664229336

Category: Religion

Page: 100

View: 7399

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.

The Ecumenical Movement

An Introductory History

Author: Thomas E. FitzGerald

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313306068

Category: Religion

Page: 274

View: 7676

Provides an overview of the major characteristics and themes of the ecumenical movement, which has sought to bring unity to the various Christian churches.