What Christians Ought to Believe
Using the Apostle's Creed as starting point, Michael Bird summarizes the basic tenets of the Christian faith, covering the persons of the Trinity and the Church. He includes memorable illustrations and tips for application. An appendix contains the creed in...
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Using the Apostle's Creed as starting point, Michael Bird summarizes the basic tenets of the Christian faith, covering the persons of the Trinity and the Church. He includes memorable illustrations and tips for application. An appendix contains the creed in its original Latin and Greek.
Modern Christians have often hesitated to embrace the ancient creeds because of our "nothing but the Bible" tradition. In What Christians Ought to Believe Michael Bird opens our eyes to the possibilities of the Apostle's Creed as a way to explore and understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith.
Bringing together theological commentary, tips for application, and memorable illustrations, What Christians Ought to Believe summarizes the basic tenets of the Christian faith using the Apostle's Creed as its entryway. After first emphasizing the importance of creeds for the formation of the Christian faith, each chapter, following the Creed's outline, introduces the Father, the Son, and the Spirit and the Church. An appendix includes the Apostles' Creed in the original Latin and Greek.
What Christians Ought to Believe is ideally suited for both the classroom and the church setting to teach beginning students and laypersons the basics of what Christians ought to affirm if they are to be called Christians.
Michael F. Bird (Ph.D., University of Queensland) is Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College, Melbourne. Previously he has lectured at the Bible College of Queensland, and tutored at Highland Theological Institute in Dingwell, Scotland. He is a member of the Studiorum Novi Testamentum Societas, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Tyndale Fellowship.
He has written The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification and the New Perspective (Paternoster Biblical Monographs); A Bird's Eye View of Paul; Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission (Library of New Testament Studies); Are You the One Who Is to Come?: The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Question; Colossians (New Covenant Commentary); Crossing over Sea and Land: Jewish Missionary Activity in the Second Temple Period and Romans (Regula Fidei Zondervan Commentary series)
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- :chapter 1: The Creedal Imperative For Bible Believers*why Creeds?*the Ecumenical Creeds*canon And Creed*do We Need Creeds?chapter 2: Believing In The Father*faith*god The Father*creator And Creationchapter 3: Believing In The Son*jesus Christ, The Son Of God*the Virgin Conception*suffered Under Pontius Pilate*the Death Of Jesus*the Descent Of Jesus*the Resurrection Of Jesus*the Ascension Of Jesus*the Session Of Jesus*the Return Of Jesuschapter 4: Believing In The Spirit And Belonging To The Church*the Holy Spirit*the Church Communion*the Forgiveness Of Sins*the Resurrection And Eternal Lifeappendix: Apostles? Creed Synopsis