Creeds of the Churches: A Reader in Christian Doctrine, from the Bible to the Present

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John H. Leith
Westminster John Knox Press, 1982 M01 1 - 736 pages

Creeds of the Churches offers, in one comprehensive volume, the major Christian statements of faith from biblical times to the present. The third edition has been updated to include the Athanasian Creed, the London Confession, the Frankfurt Declaration, and the Lima Text, among others. A brief introduction to each creed explains its place in the developing theology of the Christian community.

 

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Contents

SecondCentury Creedal Developments
16
The Roman Symbol and the Apostles Creed
22
The Creed of Nicaea 325
28
The Definition of Chalcedon 451
34
The Second Council of Constantinople 553
45
The Image of Controversy
53
Council of Florence 143845 The Doctrine
60
Lutheran Confessions
61
Baptist Creeds
334
Methodism
353
The Cambridge Platform 1648
385
Creeds of the Modern Roman Catholicism
399
Vatican Council II Dogmatic Constitution on
459
The Confession of Dositheus 1672
485
The Barmen Declaration 1934
517
the Creed of
555

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70
Reformed Creeds
127
The English Reformation
230
Anabaptist Confessions
281
The Helvetic Consensus
308
Theses Theologicae of Robert Barclay 1675
323
The Ecumenical Movement
566
New Delhi 1961
583
The Mission of the Church
658
Recent Statements of the Faith
696
Addendum
704
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About the author (1982)

John H. Leith was Professor Emeritus of Theology at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education until his death in 2002. He is the author of a number of books, including Basic Christian Doctrine, An Introduction to the Reformed Tradtion, From Generation to Generation, and Crisis in the Church.

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