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Faith of Our Fathers
It's not whether you have a creed or not, just which. "No creed but Christ." This claim tries to remove the mess of doctrinal controversy. After all, doesn't everyone know that "doctrine divides"? But would avoiding creeds and confessions really clear away confusion? What do you believe about Jesus? Was he really God? The answers to these important questions make a creed, ...more
Paperback, 147 pages
Published June 11th 2013 by Canon Press
(first published March 30th 2007)
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I was a little disappointed by this book. Some parts of it were filled with great information, some parts were very elementary in comparison and uninspiring to trudge through. It seemed like the author couldn't decide if they wanted to write a beginners or advanced presentation on the Nicene creed.
A very accessible exploration of the Christian faith as presented in the Nicene Creed. Going mostly topic-by-topic, with a helpful chapter on historical background and study questions, this is an excellent tool to use in a church or home Bible study. It does not include a plethora of Scripture references, and the author relies heavily on quoting a few select authors, so for the academic this resource will feel a bit lacking--but there are other books that tend toward that direction (The Belief o ...more
My church's Men's Bible Study has been going through this book and it has been truly beneficial and helpful. The advantage of the book is that it is short, easy-to-read, and concise - this is also perhaps the disadvantage of the book, as it deals with some very weighty issues. As an overview, however, it is immensely helpful.