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|Title: Early Christian Creeds, Third Edition|
By: J.N.D. Kelly
Number of Pages: 460
Vendor: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.40 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces
Stock No: WW492169
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The book opens with an examination of creedal elements in the New Testament and continues with an enquiry into the relation of creeds to the rite of Baptism. The chapters that follow are devoted to a study of the evidence for 'the rule of faith' in the second century; a long discussion of the old Roman Creed; and a consideration of the creeds of the Eastern Church and their relation to Western creeds and to those propounded by the fourth-century councils. Particular attention is given to the Council of Nicea and the Nicene Creed. In addition, there is a lengthy and largely original reconstruction of the expansion of the Roman Creed and its acceptance throughout Europe as the present Apostle's Creed.
Two valuable features of the book are the emphasis it lays on the liturgical setting of ancient creeds, and the attempt it makes to elucidate their theology as it was understood by those who framed them.