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Author : Donald Fairbairn
Ryan M. Reeves
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2019-10-01
Page : 416
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1493418181
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Creeds and confessions throughout Christian history provide a unique vantage point from which to study the Christian faith. To this end, Donald Fairbairn and Ryan Reeves construct a story that captures both the central importance of creeds and confessions over the centuries and their unrealized potential to introduce readers to the overall sweep of church history. The book features texts of classic creeds and confessions as well as informational sidebars.


Author : Jay Rogers
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN 13 : 1329995619
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Publisher : Fig
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ISBN 13 : 1623145422
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Author : Donald Fairbairn
Publisher : Zondervan Academic
Release : 2021-05-25
Page : 416
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 031009786X
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Discover the Diversity and Unity of the Early Church The Christian church of the early centuries spread throughout much of Asia, Africa, and Europe, spoke many languages, was situated within diverse cultural settings, and had varied worship practices; yet it maintained a vital unity on core teachings. In The Global Church--The First Eight Centuries: From Pentecost through the Rise of Islam, author Donald Fairbairn helps readers understand both the diversity and unity of the church in this pivotal era by: Re-centering the story of the church in its early centuries, paying greater attention to Africa, Turkey, and Syria, where most of the church's intellectual energy was nurtured Highlighting Christian communities outside the Roman Empire, as far afield as Persia and India, alongside those within it Identifying key events by their global, not merely Western, significance and taking into account early Christian interactions with other religions, particularly Islam The Global Church--The First Eight Centuries is an ideal introduction to the patristic era that broadens the narrative often recounted and places it more firmly in its various cultural contexts. Students of the early church, formal and informal alike, will appreciate the fresh approach and depth of insight it provides.


Author : Justin S. Holcomb
Publisher : Zondervan Academic
Release : 2014-04-29
Page : 192
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0310515106
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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.


Author : Christian Reformed Church
Publisher : Faith Alive Christian Resources
Release : 1987
Page : 148
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780930265342
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This book, approved by Synod 1988 of the Christian Reformed Church, contains the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian creeds, as well as translations of the Belgic Confession (1985), Heidelberg Catechism (1975, updated 1988), and Canons of Dort (1986).


Author : Samuel Miller
Publisher :
Release : 1839
Page : 119
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The Utility and Importance of Creeds and Confessions : Addressed Particularly to Candidates for the Ministry by Samuel Miller, first published in 1839, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.


Author : Augustine
Publisher : Modern Library
Release : 2000-11-01
Page : 400
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0679641947
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'The reader who has never met Augustine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions,' reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. 'Augustine lived the theology that he wrote. . . . He experienced the reality of Christ living in his own soul.' Saint Augustine, the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from A.D. 396 until his death in A.D. 430, is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. Written in the form of a long prayer addressed directly to God, Augustine's Confessions, the remarkable chronicle of his conversion to Christianity, endures as the greatest spiritual autobiography of all time. 'Augustine possessed a strong, capacious, argumentative mind,' wrote Edward Gibbon. 'He boldly sounded the dark abyss of grace, predestination, free-will, and original sin.' And the eminent historian Jaroslav Pelikan remarked: 'There has, quite literally, been no century of the sixteen centuries since the conversion of Augustine in which he has not been a major intellectual, spiritual, and cultural force.'


Author : Noel L Keith
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2012-12-21
Page : 272
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1725232340
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Release : 2020-01-23
Page : 1424
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ISBN 13 : 9781433566875
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The ESV Bible with Creeds and Confessionsincludes 13 historic creeds and confessions along with introductions for each, making it easy for today's Christians to regularly reflect on these articulations of Christian doctrine in order to grow in understanding of the truth.


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Publisher : Fig
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ISBN 13 : 1623140692
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Author : John E Toews
Publisher : ISD LLC
Release : 2013-08-29
Page : 144
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0227901924
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This book traces the history of the interpretation of the disobedience of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3 through the biblical period and the church fathers until Augustine. It explains the emergence of the doctrine of original sin with the theology of Augustine in the late fourth century on the basis of a mistranslation of the Greek text of Romans 5:12. The book suggests that it is time to move past Augustine's theology of sin and embrace a different theology of sin that is both more biblical and makes more sense in the postmodern West and in the developing world.


Author : J. V. Fesko
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2020-11-03
Page : 160
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1493427016
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This brief, accessible invitation to the historic creeds and confessions makes a biblical and historical case for their necessity and shows why they are essential for Christian faith and practice today. J. V. Fesko, a leading Reformed theologian with a broad readership in the academy and the church, demonstrates that creeds are not just any human documents but biblically commended resources for the well-being of the church, as long as they remain subordinate to biblical authority. He also explains how the current skepticism and even hostility toward creeds and confessions came about.


Author : Philip Schaff
Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
Release : 2007-11
Page : 492
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1602068895
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Philip Schaff's The Creeds of Christendom is a massive set, originally published in three volumes and here reproduced across five volumes, cataloging and explaining the many different creeds from the myriad Christian denominations. The differences in belief between Calvinists, Lutherans, and Presbyterians, for example, can often be subtle, so a thorough examination of the particulars as well as an explanation for how those different beliefs result in a different worldview is necessary. Volume One: Part I covers: . creeds in general . the Ecumenical creeds . the creeds of the Greek Church . the creeds of the Roman Church . the creeds of the Evangelical Churches . the creeds of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches . the creeds of the Evangelical Reformed Churches. This volume contains the table of contents for all of Volume One. Swiss theologian PHILIP SCHAFF (1819-1893) was educated in Germany and eventually came to the United States to teach at the German Reformed Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. He wrote a number of books and hymnals for children, including History of the Christian Church and The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.


Author : Carl R. Trueman
Publisher : Crossway
Release : 2012-09-30
Page : 208
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1433521938
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Recent years have seen a number of high profile scholars converting to Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy while a trend in the laity expresses an eclectic hunger for tradition. The status and role of confessions stands at the center of the debate within evangelicalism today as many resonate with the call to return to Christianity’s ancient roots. Carl Trueman offers an analysis of why creeds and confessions are necessary, how they have developed over time, and how they can function in the church of today and tomorrow. He writes primarily for evangelicals who are not particularly confessional in their thinking yet who belong to confessional churches—Baptists, independents, etc.—so that they will see more clearly the usefulness of the church’s tradition.


Author : Daniel S. Diffey
Ryan A. Brandt
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2020-05-19
Page : 230
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1725280213
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The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS) is an academic journal focused on the fields of Bible and Theology from an inter-denominational point of view. The journal is comprised of an editorial board of scholars that represent several academic institutions throughout the world. JBTS is concerned with presenting high-level original scholarship in an approachable way. Academic journals are often written by scholars for other scholars. They are technical in nature, assuming a robust knowledge of the field. There are fewer journals that seek to introduce biblical and theological scholarship that is also accessible to students. JBTS seeks to provide high-level scholarship and research to both scholars and students, which results in original scholarship that is readable and accessible. As an inter-denominational journal JBTS is broadly evangelical. We accept contributions in all theological disciplines from any evangelical perspective. In particular, we encourage articles and book reviews within the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Theology, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics.


Author : Philip Schaff
Publisher : Arkose Press
Release : 2015-09-26
Page : 968
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ISBN 13 : 9781343540354
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Author : L. Charles Jackson
Publisher : Canon Press & Book Service
Release : 2007
Page : 147
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1591280435
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It's not whether you have a creed or not, just which. No creed but Christ. This claim tries to remove the mess of doctrinal controversy. After all, doesn't everyone know that ?doctrine divides But would avoiding creeds and confessions really clear away confusion? What do you believe about Jesus? Was he really God? The answers to these important questions make a creed, even if it's only poorly worded or false. Creeds are unavoidable. As the church's first ?official? ecumenical creed, the Nicene Creed has protected and shaped the life of God's people for centuries. L. Charles Jackson's popular study walks readers through every line of the Nicene creed, highlighting its history and contemporary application, and revealing its grounding in Scripture. It shows us a Nicene Creed that is pastoral, practical, and personal.


Author : Mark A. Noll
Publisher : Regent College Pub
Release : 2004
Page : 236
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781573830997
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"Both by his choice of confessions and by his judicious and scholarly introductions, Mark Noll has made [the major Reformation confessions and catechisms] available in a form that is sure to deepen and enlighten doctrinal discussion and confessional awareness and that will therefore contribute to solidly evangelical and hence soundly ecumenical theology. I am delighted to see this book appear." - Jaroslav Pelikan, Yale University "It is a delight to welcome Mark Noll's well-chosen, well-edited selection of key sixteenth-century statements of faith - Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Anabaptist, Roman Catholic. To have this significant material brought together in one book is a boon, for the enrichment that comes of studying it as a whole is very great. For anyone who would take the measure of the Reformation conflict, this collection is a 'must.'" - J.I. Packer, Regent College "Mark Noll has ably introduced these still living confessions to a modern audience more prone to forgetfulness than any since the sixteenth century. This collection will be useful not only for classes in historical and systematic theology, but also to pastors and lay readers who wish better to understand their Protestant heritage." - Thomas C. Oden, Drew University


Author : Ben Woodring
Publisher :
Release : 2019-03-25
Page : 236
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781792118371
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This book is a collection of reformed Christian creeds and confessions in a readable format for devotional, personal, and academic use. It is designed primarily for readability and reference, and for this reason the scripture proofs have not been included where applicable. I have included these particular confessions and creeds in order to emphasize the doctrines which the churches that rose out of the reformation share in common. The catholicity of the church was important to the reformers but, unfortunately, in our era this emphasis on catholicity has been forgotten and given way to increasing division and sectarianism. My hope is that this collection will encourage and edify Christian believers in their faith and unity with one another. This volume contains: The Apostles' Creed, The Nicene Creed, The Chalcedonian Creed, The Athanasian Creed, The 39 Articles, The Belgic Confession, The Heidelberg Catechism, The Canons of Dort, The Westminster Confession of Faith, The Larger Catechism, The Shorter Catechism, Also included are notes and information about the American revisions of the 39 Articles, Three Forms of Unity and The Westminster Standards.