Canon and Creed (Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church)

Canon and Creed (Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church)

by Robert W. Jenson


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How does the church understand the relation between its Scripture and its creedal formulations? No one is more qualified to address that question than Robert W. Jenson, who shows how canon and creed work together and interact and that neither is an adequate or sufficient to guide Christian faith without the help of the other. His book will enable contemporary interpreters and teachers, pastors, and laity to deal with the questions and tensions that are always present as the church seeks to hold canon and creed together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664230548
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 08/23/2010
Series: Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church Series
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert W. Jenson is Senior Scholar for Research at the Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, and Professor Emeritus of Religion at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Central Concerns 9

1 "Canon" and "Creed" 11

2 Israel's Scripture 19

3 Creed and the Old Testament 27

4 New Testament Canon and Regula Fidei 33

5 The Apostles' Creed 43

Part 2 Extensions 51

6 The Canonical Text 53

7 Dogma 63

8 Episcopacy 71

Part 3 Creed/Dogma and Scriptural Exegesis 77

9 The Creed as Critical Theory for Scripture 79

10 Genesis 1:1-5 and the Creed 89

11 Luke 1:26-38 and the Creed 99

12 Mark 14:35-36 and Dogma 109

Afterword 117

Bibliography 123

Scripture Index 125

Subject Index 127

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