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The Nicene faith by John Behr

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Published by St. Vladimir"s seminary Press in Crestwood, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Nicene Creed.,
  • Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.,
  • Church history -- 4th century.,
  • Dogma, Development of.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby John Behr.
SeriesThe formation of Christian theology ;, v. 2
LC ClassificationsBT999 .B39 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (507 p.) ;
Number of Pages507
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3390138M
ISBN 10088141266X, 0881412600, 0881412651
LC Control Number2004617288

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  The historical context of the Nicene Creed. What we call the Nicene Creed is actually the product of two ecumenical councils—one in Nicaea (present-day Iznik, Turkey) in AD , and one in Constantinople (now Istanbul) in AD —and a century of debate over the nature of the relationship between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Solid and insightful, it is warmly recommended,'Calvin Theological Journal. pages total, two softcovers. SVS Press. The Nicene Faith: Formation of Christian Theology, Volume 2 (Parts One & Two) () by John BehrBrand: SVS Press. A source-book of theological and historical passages from the Christian writings of the Post-Nicene and Constantinopolitan eras through St. Jerome. Taken together, these three volumes represent a basic English-language reference book of patristic works. Volume 2 concludes with Julian of Eclanum (d. ). The Lutheran Confessions. Drawn from God’s Word, the Lutheran Confessions are a true and binding exposition of Holy Scripture and serve as authoritative texts for all pastors, congregations and other rostered church workers of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

according activity Aetius affirmed already Ancyra Apollinarius appeared applied argues Athanasius Basil become beginning begotten bishop body called cause Christ Christian Church claim clear common concerning concludes confession considered Constantinople contemplation continues council created Creed death derived discussion distinct divine. Creeds are statements of our basic beliefs about God. The term comes from the Latin credo, meaning I believe. While we will always have questions about God, the Church, and our own faith, we have two foundational creeds that we use during worship: the Apostles’ Creed used at baptism and daily worship, and the Nicene Creed used at communion. The creeds and confessions expand over the entire existence of the church. There are many creeds and confessions out there and compiling an exhaustive list is quite difficult. The below section was compiled from Philip Schaff’s Book on Creeds of Christendom, with a . For a well-known example of the “Rule of Faith,” look at Book I, Chapter 10 of Against Heresies by St. Irenaeus (c. ), the Bishop of Lyons. When we look at the two most well-known and oft-used creeds of western Christianity—the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed—we see these two functions of the earlier creeds or rules.