The Creed in Slow Motion: An exploration of faith, phrase by phrase, word by word

The Creed in Slow Motion: An exploration of faith, phrase by phrase, word by word

by Martin Kochanski
The Creed in Slow Motion: An exploration of faith, phrase by phrase, word by word

The Creed in Slow Motion: An exploration of faith, phrase by phrase, word by word

by Martin Kochanski

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Overview

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth...


The Creed is the bones of our faith. In all our different ways, it makes us who we are. But when we stand up and recite the Creed in unison, we have no time to contemplate what it is that we are committing ourselves to. The words rush past, their meaning blurred by familiarity. If we could only slow them down and hear them properly, they would have the power to change worlds. That is what The Creed in Slow Motion aims to do.

This is a book for people who like to think things through from first principles. It will not tell you what to believe. (It is for you to engage your mind and discover that for yourself. And for unbelievers to learn what exactly they disbelieve, and why.)

In forty short chapters, with clarity and wit, The Creed in Slow Motion draws examples from real-life stories, history and even science to uncover the core claims of Christianity. By turns it is deep, heartening, startling, revolutionary and even, by the world's standards, outrageous.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781399801553
Publisher: John Murray Press
Publication date: 06/30/2022
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 156,632
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Martin Kochanski holds an MA in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford. For the last twenty-five years he has been creating, editing and expanding Universalis, a website and set of apps which bring the prayers, psalms and readings of the Liturgy of the Hours of the Catholic Church into everyone's reach. Across the world tens of thousands of people, from all denominations, use it daily.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

I Being: God the Father

1 I believe 11

2 I believe in 14

3 God 17

4 One God 23

The parable of the cube 27

5 The Father 31

6 Almighty 41

7 Maker of heaven and earth 48

8 Of all things visible and invisible 58

II Act: God the Son

a Creation

The parable of the shadows 69

9 I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ 71

10 Born of the Father before all ages 76

11 God from God 78

12 Through him all things were made 85

b Intervention

13 For us men 93

14 And for our salvation 100

The parable of the scissors 109

15 He Came down from heaven 112

16 Was incarnate 115

17 Of the Virgin Mary 121

18 And became man 133

c Rescue

The parable of the signpost 147

19 He was crucified 150

20 For our sake 163

21 Under Pontius Pilate 174

22 He suffered death 178

23 And was buried 181

24 And rose again 183

25 In accordance with the Scriptures 191

d Fulfilment

26 He ascended into heaven 199

27 And is seated at the right hand of the Father 204

28 He will come again in glory 209

29 To judge the living and the dead 217

30 And his kingdom will have no end 234

III Life: God the Spirit

31 I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord 239

32 The giver of life 242

33 Who proceeds from the Father and the Son 254

34 Is adored and glorified 260

35 Who has spoken through the prophets 263

36 I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church 268

37 I confess one baptism 277

38 For the forgiveness of sins 280

39 I look forward to the resurrection of the dead 284

40 And the life of the world to come 287

Further reading 291

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