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The Athanasian Creed

The Athanasian Creed

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The Athanasian Creed is now the neglected Creed. Most of the laity do not know about it, its theology is not well understood even by the clergy, and it is almost never used in services, even in conservative churches.


This book’s aim is to counter this neglect of the Athanasian Creed. Its five chapters:
· Set out what kind of document the Creed is and when and why it was written;
· Give a detailed commentary on the Creed, explaining clearly what it teaches and why what it teaches is true;
· Explain why the Creed still matters today, not only because of its importance in the history of Christian theology and liturgy, but primarily because of the continuing signifi cance of its teaching.
· Explore how people in the Church of England today can be encouraged to make use of the Creed both in theological education and in the everyday life of their parishes.

  • Author

    Martin Davie is a theological consultant for the Church of England Evangelical Council and the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life. He also teaches doctrine at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

  • Info

    ISBN: 978 1 906327 58 3

    Pages: 112 pages