The Story of Creeds and Confessions: Tracing the Development of the Christian Faith
: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...
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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. Additional resources are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
Donald Fairbairn (Ph.D in patristics from University of Cambridge, England) is professor of historical theology at Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Carolina and a part-time professor at Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven, Belgium. He is the author of Grace and Christology in the Early Church (Oxford University Press); Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes (Westminster John Knox Press) and Life in the Trinity: An Introduction to Theology with the Help of the Church Fathers.
nbsp; Ryan M. Reeves (PhD, Cambridge) is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Dean of the seminary's Jacksonville campus. Also a visiting lecturer at Reformed Theological Seminary, Reeves has written English Evangelicals and Tudor Obedience and co-written The Story of Creeds and Councils (Baker, 2019). He hosts the Historical Theology for Everyone blog at The Gospel Coalition. nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;
- :<b>contents</b><br><br>1. Introduction<br><b>part 1: The Era Of The Creeds (ad 100-500)<br></b>2. The Creedal Impulse In Scripture And The Early Church<br>3. A Christian Empire And Creedal Standardization<br>4. A Creed For The Entire Church: The Nicene Creed<br>5. Explaining The Nicene Creed: The Chalcedonian Definition<br>6. A Local Creed With Traditional Authority: The Apostles' Creed<br>7. A Creedal Anomaly With Staying Power: The Athanasian Creed<br><b>part 2: Exploring Creedal Theology (500-900)<br></b>8. Clarifying Chalcedon In The East<br>9. The West Charts Its Own Theological Course<br>10. Creedal Dissension And The East-west Schism<br><b>part 3: From Creeds To Confessions In The West (900-1500)<br></b>11. Setting The Stage For Medieval Developments<br>12. Catholic Confessions In The High Middle Ages<br><b>part 4: The Reformation And Confessionalism (1500-1650)<br></b>13. The Crisis Of The Reformation<br>14. Early Protestant Confessions<br>15. New Generations Of Protestant Confessions<br>16. Catholic And Orthodox Responses To Protestant Confessions<br>17. Protestant Confessions In The Late Reformation<br><b>part 5: Confessions In The Modern World (1650-present)<br></b>18. The New Grammar Of Modern Confessions<br>conclusion<br>index