Clues to the Nicene Creed
The Nicene Creed has stood the test of time because its powerful summary of Christian faith helps us to distinguish between the teachings that are essential, core truths and those that are of secondary importance. In this new book David...
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The Nicene Creed has stood the test of time because its powerful summary of Christian faith helps us to distinguish between the teachings that are essential, core truths and those that are of secondary importance. In this new book David Willis explores this most ecumenical of church creeds and provides clues for interpreting its statements meaningfully here in the twenty-first century.
The Nicene Creed's powerful summary of Christian faith has stood the test of time, embodying core truths and distinguishing essential Christian teachings from those of lesser importance. As respected thinker and educator David Willis explores the Nicene Creed in this new book, he provides clues for meaningfully interpreting this most ecumenical of church creeds in the twenty-first century. Writing especially for educated laypeople, advanced students, and theological educators, Willis eloquently links the ancient creed to life today. As he points out, faith is constantly taking different shapes within broad boundaries like the creed's perennial truths, and even these truths need to be reinterpreted in each age to keep them intelligible and compelling. Willis admirably achieves this task for our day by elucidating the creed's statement of faith with analogies drawn from such diverse areas as architecture, graphic art, poetry, sculpture, and psychological theory. Those seeking to delve i
David Willis is University Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Selywn College, University of Cambridge.
- Introduction The Earthiness Of The Creed What Believing Means The Point Of Creation The Person Of Christ The Work Of Christ God The Holy Spirit The Mystical Body The Future Of Forgiveness Bibliography Index