Early Christian Creeds

Author: J.N.D. Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317871731

Category: Religion

Page: 458

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

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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.
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Early Christian Doctrine and the Creeds

Author: Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334042003

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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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.
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The Apostles' Creed

and its Early Christian Context

Author: Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567142787

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Apostles' Creed is an expression of Christian theology that was formed in a period of fascinating and creative debate. The creed is not simply a dogmatic, static, and cryptic symbol of Christian faith, but, on the contrary, a lively narrative that can still inspire imagination, critical reflection, and faith. In The Apostle's Creed, the ancient debates that led to the formulation of its twelve pronouncements are examined. The richness of early Christian thought is explored by looking at the ideas behind each creedal pronouncement and tracing the theological debates that inspired each statement. Early Christian theology is not treated as 'unanimous,' but as pluralistic. The polyphony of theological opinion, which characterized the Christianity of this period, is therefore highlighted and celebrated. In explaining the context that gave birth to the creed, this study refers to the testimony of various 'witnesses' of those theological arguments. This includes opponents of the apostolic and church Fathers: the Gnostics, 'heretics,' and Jewish and pagan critics of Christian faith.
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Pagan & Christian Creeds

Their Origin and Meaning

Author: Edward Carpenter

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776538919

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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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.
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