The Making of the Creeds (SCM Classics) by Frances M. Young, Gareth Jones
The Making of the Creeds (SCM Classics)
Author: Frances M. Young, Gareth Jones
Title: The Making of the Creeds (SCM Classics)
ISBN10: 0334028760
ISBN13: 978-0334028765
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: SCM Press; New edition edition (May 1, 2002)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1853 kb
Size epub: 1803 kb
Rating: 3.6 ✪
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Category: History
Subcategory: World
In lucid and non-technical prose, Young demonstrates how and why the two most familiar Christian creeds - the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed - came into being. She describes how creeds originated in instruction before baptism and have their roots in the New Testament itself. She then shows how the rise of Gnosticism and a tendancy towards fragmentation in the church made a clear statement of faith necessary, as well as outlining the various controversies which led to particular words and phrases being included in the creeds as we now have them. She then describes the construction of the great Christian doctrines of the Trinity and incarnation.