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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