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The Nicene Creed: An Introduction

ISBN: 9781683596332
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Understand and celebrate what we believe

2023 Credo Magazine Book of the Year

For centuries, the Nicene Creed has been central to the church’s confession. The Nicene Creed: An Introduction by Phillip Cary explores the Creed’s riches with simplicity and clarity. Cary explains the history of the Creed and walks through its meaning line by line. Far from being abstract or irrelevant, the words of the Creed carefully express what God has done in Christ and through the Spirit. The Nicene Creed gives us the gospel. It gives biblical Christians the words for what we already believe. And when we profess the Creed, we join the global church throughout history in declaring the name and work of the one God—Father, Son, and Spirit. Gain a fresh appreciation for the ancient confession with Phillip Cary’s help.

Praise for The Nicene Creed

Lively prose, engaging style, and endearing wit. … Highly recommended.

—Kathryn Greene-McCreight, affiliate priest, Christ Church, New Haven; spiritual director, Annand Program, Yale Divinity School

Here is a truly inviting introduction to the faith once delivered to the saints in baptism and continuously declared throughout the world in the church’s confession.

—Scott R. Swain, president and James Woodrow Hassell Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary

This book will tickle your imagination while expanding your vocabulary and strengthening your faith in the only begotten Son of the Father who came down from heaven to bring life to a dying world.

—Harold L. Senkbeil, author of The Care of Souls

Phillip Cary’s book is a harvest in a time of famine.

—Matthew Barrett, author of Simply Trinity and Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Introduction: The Historical Setting
  • We Believe [I Believe]
  • Article 1: God the Father
  • Article 2, Part 1: The Eternal Son of God
  • Article 2, Part 2: God Incarnate
  • Article 3: The Holy Spirit
  • Epilogue: The Trinity in Simple Terms
  • Title: The Nicene Creed: An Introduction
  • Author: Phillip Cary
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Pages: 248
  • Format: Logos Digital, Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 5x7.25
  • ISBN: 9781683596332

Phillip Cary (PhD, Yale University) is a professor of philosophy at Eastern University in Pennsylvania as well as scholar-in-residence at the Templeton Honors College. He is the author of three critically acclaimed books on the life and thought of Augustine.


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