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Ancient Christian Doctrine Series (5 vols.)

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From the earliest days of the Christian church, there has been the tendency to distill those essential aspects of Christian teaching into succinct creeds. These creeds, in turn, are unpacked to reveal much about the Christian understanding of the nature of God, salvation, and the church.

As the seminal Ancient Christian Commentary on Sacred Scripture series did for Scripture, so this series does for the classic articulation of Christian doctrine—the Nicene Creed. Following the outline set forth in that ancient creed, these volumes bring together copious amounts of commentary from the early church fathers on each statement and phrase. Fleshed out with commentary on the historical context and helpful indices, this collection makes it easy to see with the eyes of the early Christians and come to understand their vision of what it means to be Christian.

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  • Thematically organizes key passages from the early church fathers regarding the essential Christian doctrines found in the Nicene Creed
  • Provides commentary on the historical context from modern scholars
  • Includes copious footnotes to point you to the wider context and further reading
The Ancient Christian Doctrine series allows us to think with the church about the deepest issues of the Christian faith. Tom Oden and his colleagues have done a superb job in leading us to the wellspring of Christian wisdom in these classic expositions of the evangelical and apostolic tradition. A treasury of learning and faith for all followers of Jesus today.

Timothy George, Founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, and General Editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture

As a professor of systematic theology I often seek to connect the teaching of the current church to the teaching of the church fathers. Tom Oden has done us all a great service in giving us the Ancient Christian Doctrine series, a wonderful sequel to the very successful Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. The current interest in the church fathers is a positive sign for me that many contemporary believers recognize that we must not be isolated in the twenty-first century from the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3), a faith that the fathers of the church sought to preserve and promulgate.

H. Wayne House, Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Faith Evangelical Seminary, Tacoma, Washington

  • Title: Ancient Christian Doctrine Series
  • Publisher: IVP Academic
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,221
  • Resource Type: Monographs
  • Topic: Doctrine of God
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