Credo Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition

ISBN-10: 0300109741
ISBN-13: 9780300109740
Edition: 2006
Authors: Jaroslav Pelikan
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 12/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

One of the world's leading theologians offers important insights into the history and significance of Christian creeds. "A work of keen insight, great learning, and ecumenical generosity."--Robert Louis Wilken, "First Things ""[Pelikan's] book is learned, indeed massively so, yet because of the lucidity of its prose it is accessible to the general reader."--Luke Timothy Johnson, "Washington Post Book World ""Indispensable. . . . An achievement unlikely to be surpassed."--Donald K.McKim, "Theological Studies "

Leon Horsten is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, UK.

Preface
Abbreviations for Creeds and Confessions
Editions, Collections, and Reference Works
Definition of Creed and Confession
Continuity and Change in Creeds and Confessions
Continuity versus Change in the Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils
Patristic Thought on Continuity and Change
The Doctrine of the Trinity as Example of Continuity and of Change
The Person of Christ as Exemplar of Continuity and of Change
Change and the "Passing" of Creeds
The Creedal and Confessional Imperative
Believing and Confessing
Faith Defined
Confessing the Faith
The Content of the Confession
Confession of the Faith as Doctrine
The Teaching of the Church
"The Sum of Doctrine"
"Doctrines" and Doctrine
Doctrine as Dogma
Faith and Order
Apostolic Creed and Apostolic Ministry
Doctrines of Church Order East and West
Polity as Doctrine in the Reformed Confessions
Faith and Order in the Ecumenical Confessional Dialogue
The Genesis of Creeds and Confessions
Scripture, Tradition, and Creed
Creeds in Scripture
Scripture in the Creeds and Confessions
The Confessions and the Problem of the Canon
Confessional Rules of Biblical Hermeneutics
The Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Faith
The Lord's Prayer in the Confessions
Lex orandi lex credendi
The Place of Creed in Liturgy
Councils and Confessions on Worship
Formulas of Concord-And of Discord
Creedal Anathema and Polemics
Direct and Indirect Censures
Creeds and Confessions as Instruments of Concord
The Holy Spirit of Concord and the Sacrament of Concord: Two Ironic Case Histories
The Formation of Confessions and the Politics of Religion
Confessing as a Political Act
Civil Law on Adherence to Creeds
Confessions and the Formation of Politics
The Politics of Confessional Diversity
The Authority of Creeds and Confessions
Creedal Dogma as Church Law
Creedal Formulation as Enactment
Reception of Creeds, Councils, and Confessions as Ratification
The Enforcement of Orthodoxy
Confessional Subscription as Legal Compliance
Rules of Confessional Hermeneutics
Deeds, Not Creeds?
Doctrines of Christian Discipline in the Reformation Confessions
Heresy and/or Schism
Orthodoxy and Asceticism
Christian Love the Presupposition for Christian Confession
A Modern Secular Parallel
Transmission of Creeds and Confessions to Other Cultures
Cultus, Code, and Creed Across Cultural Boundaries
The Fate of Creeds in Missions and Migrations
Patterns of Creedal Indigenization
The Paradigm: Shema to Homoousios
The Orthodoxy of the Body of the Faithful
What Did the Laity Believe, Teach, and Confess?
Popular Religion, the Rule of Prayer, and Tradition
Conformity by the People of the Church to Civil and Creedal Law
Code, Creed, and Folk Culture
The History of Creeds and Confessions
Rules of Faith in the Early Church
The Primal Creed
The Kerygma and Baptismal Symbols
The Deposit of the Faith, Evangelism, and Apologetics
Didache, Catechesis, and Formulas of Exorcism
Prescribed Forms of Praying and of Confessing
Affirmations of Faith in Eastern Orthodoxy
The Ambivalence of the Orthodox Church Toward "Symbolical Books"
The Liturgy as the Church's Preeminent Confession of the Faith
The Sacred Tradition of the Seven Ecumenical Councils
The Eastern Confessions as Equal and Opposite Reactions
Professions of Faith in the Medieval West
The Western Reception of the Catholic Creedal and Conciliar Tradition
The Confessionalization of Western Sacramental Doctrine
Scholastic Theology as Reasoning on the Basis of the Creed
The Rise of Ecclesiological Confessions in the Later Middle Ages
Confessions of Faith in the Reformation Era
The Proliferation of Confessions in the Age of the Reformation
Lutheran, Reformed, Roman Catholic, and Radical "Confessionalisms"
Catholic Substance and Protestant Principle in Reformation Confessions
From Reformation Confessions to Confessional Scholasticism
Statements of Faith in Modern Christianity
The Discomfort with Creed Caused by the Consciousness of Modernity
Old and New Contexts of Christian Confessing
The Flowering of Creedal and Confessional Scholarship in the Modern Era
In Light of Their History, Do Creeds Have a Future as Well as a Past?
Bibliography
Indexes to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition
A Comparative Creedal Syndogmaticon, with Alphabetical Index
Ecclesiastical Index: Churches, Heresies, Creeds, Confessions, Councils
Indexes to Credo
References to Scripture
References to Creeds and Confessions
Names of Persons

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