J. N. D. Kelly’s Early Christian Doctrines and Creeds (2 vols.)
Continuum, Bloomsbury 1977–2006
Since they were first published, Early Christian Creeds and Early Christian Doctrines have been considered standard texts on the development of early Christianity. With great detail and clarity and abundant research to support his claims, the works of J. N. D. Kelly remain valuable to students, pastors, teachers, and anyone interested in the history and formation of the faith.
Early Christian Creeds outlines the development of the creeds and describes their theological underpinnings. This volume includes discussions of creeds created by early Church Fathers like Irenaeus and Tertullian, the Old Roman Creed, Western and Eastern creeds, The Nicene Creed and its meaning, synodal creeds, and finally, the Apostles’ Creed. Early Christian Doctrines describes the formulation of doctrines during the first major period of Christian thought and describes historical backgrounds in detail. Kelly addresses topics such as the formation of the canon, the Apostolic Fathers, third-century Trinitarianism, Christology, the Sacraments, and more.
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- Presents detailed accounts of the development of Christian doctrine
- Includes theological explanations and historical context
- Describes the origins of creeds from the New Testament era to the formulation of the Apostles’ Creed
- Title: J. N. D. Kelly’s Early Christian Doctrines and Creeds
- Author: J. N. D. Kelly
- Publisher: Continuum
- Volumes: 2
- Pages: 988
About J. N. D. Kelly
J. N. D. Kelly was principal of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, from 1951 to 1979. He authored The Pastoral Epistles and The Epistles of Peter and Jude for Black’s New Testament Commentaries as well as Jerome, The Oxford Dictionary of Popes, and Golden Mouth.