What Christians Ought to Believe
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...
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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)
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- <p>modern Christians Have Often Hesitated To Embrace The Ancient Creeds Because Of Our "nothing But The Bible" Tradition. In <em>what Christians Ought To Believe</em> 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.</p> <p>bringing Together Theological Commentary, Tips For Application, And Memorable Illustrations, <em>what Christians Ought To Believe</em> 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.</p> <p><em>what Christians Ought To Believe</em> 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.</p>