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The Story of Creeds and Confessions: Tracing the Development of the Christian Faith

Donald FairbairnRyan Matthew Reeves

The Story of Creeds and Confessions: Tracing the Development of the Christian Faith

Donald FairbairnRyan Matthew Reeves

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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.

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About "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 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.
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Meet the Authors

Donald Fairbairn

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.

Ryan Matthew Reeves

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;

Table Of Contents

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    1. Introduction
    part 1: The Era Of The Creeds (ad 100-500)
    2. The Creedal Impulse In Scripture And The Early Church
    3. A Christian Empire And Creedal Standardization
    4. A Creed For The Entire Church: The Nicene Creed
    5. Explaining The Nicene Creed: The Chalcedonian Definition
    6. A Local Creed With Traditional Authority: The Apostles' Creed
    7. A Creedal Anomaly With Staying Power: The Athanasian Creed
    part 2: Exploring Creedal Theology (500-900)
    8. Clarifying Chalcedon In The East
    9. The West Charts Its Own Theological Course
    10. Creedal Dissension And The East-west Schism
    part 3: From Creeds To Confessions In The West (900-1500)
    11. Setting The Stage For Medieval Developments
    12. Catholic Confessions In The High Middle Ages
    part 4: The Reformation And Confessionalism (1500-1650)
    13. The Crisis Of The Reformation
    14. Early Protestant Confessions
    15. New Generations Of Protestant Confessions
    16. Catholic And Orthodox Responses To Protestant Confessions
    17. Protestant Confessions In The Late Reformation
    part 5: Confessions In The Modern World (1650-present)
    18. The New Grammar Of Modern Confessions
    conclusion
    index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 526870
  • Product Code 9780801098161
  • ISBN 0801098165
  • EAN 9780801098161
  • Pages 400
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Oct 2019
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 mm

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