The Apostles' Creed: Its Relation to Primitive Christianity

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First published in 1899, this revised version of an 1894 original was based upon a short course of lectures given by the author in the Divinity School at Cambridge during the Lent Term of that year. It provides a concise discussion of the controversy existing at the time in relation to the Apostles' Creed, a controversy which had been given further impetus through the sceptical position held by prominent German theologian Adolf von Harnack. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in theology and the...
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Overview

First published in 1899, this revised version of an 1894 original was based upon a short course of lectures given by the author in the Divinity School at Cambridge during the Lent Term of that year. It provides a concise discussion of the controversy existing at the time in relation to the Apostles' Creed, a controversy which had been given further impetus through the sceptical position held by prominent German theologian Adolf von Harnack. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in theology and the religious debates of the late nineteenth century.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780521170710
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Attitude of the English reformers towards the Apostles' Creed; 2. Primitive Christian conceptions of divine fatherhood and omnipotence; 3. The Holy Ghost of the Creed a person - growth of the doctrine of the spirit in the teaching of Tertullian and Origen; 4. The miraculous conception maintained by Justin in controversy with Pagans and Jews; 5. Early legends connected with the Descent; 6. The Ascension: silence of the Synoptists and of St Paul; 7. 'Holy church' primitive; 8. Origin of the phrase 'communion of saints'; 9. 'Resurrection of the Flesh' not in scripture; Appendix.
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