Know the Creeds and Councils
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Know the Creeds and Councils

This online textbook leads you through centuries of creeds, councils, catechisms, and confessions not with a dry focus on dates and places, but with an emphasis on the living tradition of Christian belief and why it matters for our lives today.

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    • Reflection questions in each chapter
    • 15 quizzes
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192 pages

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Know the Creeds and Councils

By: Justin Holcomb

Each chapter explains a key statement of faith and its historical context, provides a simple overview of the statement’s content and key points, and reflects on its contemporary relevance. This course will help you understand the foundations of the Christian faith.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Thomas C. Oden
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: What Are Creeds, Confessions, Catechisms, and Councils?
    1. Apostles' Creed
    2. Council of Nicaea and the Nicene Creed
    3. Councils of Ephesus
    4. Council of Chalcedon
    5. Athanasian Creed
    6. Councils of Constantinople
    7. Councils of Carthage and Orange
    8. Council of Trent
    9. Heidelberg Catechism
    10. Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion
    11. Westminster Confession of Faith
    12. Second Vatican Council
    13. Modern Confessions

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Author & Instructor

Justin Holcomb
Dr. Justin Holcomb

Ph.D., Emory University

Justin Holcomb is an Episcopal priest and a professor of theology and Christian thought at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously taught at the University of Virginia and Emory University. He has authored, co-authored, and edited several books, including On the Grace of God, Know the Heretics, and Know the Creeds and Councils, on which this course is based. He lives with his wife and daughters in Orlando, Florida.