Know the Creeds and Counsils (Paperback)
In this accessible guide, Justin Holcomb---a priest, professor, and author---introduces readers to the church’s most important statements of faith over the centuries and shows why those statements still matter today. Discussion questions make Know the Creeds and Councils useful for individual and group study alike.
In every generation, the Christian church must interpret and restate its bedrock beliefs, answering the challenges and concerns of the day. This accessible overview walks readers 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.
As a part of the KNOW series, Know the Creeds and Councils is designed for personal study or classroom use, but also for small groups and Sunday schools wanting to more deeply understand the foundations of the faith.
Each chapter covers a key statement of faith and includes a discussion of its historical context, a simple explanation of the statement’s content and key points, reflections on contemporary and ongoing relevance, and discussion questions.
Paperback, 192 pages
Publication Date: April 2014
Justin S. Holcomb, PhD, is an award-winning author, seminary professor, and minister. He has written or edited numerous books on historical theology, abuse, and biblical studies. Justin and his wife, Lindsey, are authors of Is It My Fault? and Rid of My Disgrace, as well as children's books, God Made All of Me and God Made Me In His Image.