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THE NICENE CREED
 
A special section in support of the Fall 2012 Sunday Adult Forum series on the Nicene Creed, beginning September 30.
 
WEB RESOURCES
 
Wikipedia is a handy source for many details of history of the creeds.  Here is a selection of key articles:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BOOK RESOURCES IN THE HENNAGE LIBRARY
 
Forell, George W., Understanding the Nicene Creed (Philadelphia:  Fortress Press, 1965).  A brief interpretation of the meaning of the Creed.  Call No. 238.142 ForU.
 
Frend, W. H. C., "The Constantinian Revolution 3005-330" and "Toward Byzantinism 330-361," Chapters 14 and 15 in The Rise of Christianity (Philadelphia:  Fortress Press, 1984).  A treatment of the larger historical context from which the Nicene Creed emerged.  Call No. 270.1 FreR.
 
Johnson, Luke Timothy, The Creed:  What Christians Believe and Why it Matters (New York:  Doubleday, 2003).  A theological interpretation of the Creed by a Roman Catholic New Testament scholar and theologian at the Chandler School of Theology at Emory University.  Call No. 238 JohC.
 
Micks, Marianne H., Loving the Questions:  An Exploration of the Nicene Creed (Valley Forge:  Trinity Press International, 1993).  An engaging personal reflection on the questions raised by the Creed and on its contemporary relevance.  Call No. 238.142 MicL 1993 (two copies).
 
Moynahan, Brian. "Heretics," Chapter VI in The Faith:  A History of Christianity (New York:  Doubleday, 2002).  An overview of the historical setting of the Nicene Creed.  Call No. 270.MoyF.
 
Pelican, Jaroslav, Credo:  Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition (New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2003).  A large research-oriented source on the origins of Christian creeds and their role in institutions.  Call No. 238 PelC 2003.
 
Simpson, Gregory, The Nicene Creed for Today (Brewster, Massachusetts:  Paraclete Press, 1999).  A very brief introduction to the background of the Creed.  Call No. 238.142 SimN 1999.
 
Young, Francis M., The Making of the Creeds (Harrisburg:  Trinity Press International, 1991).  A succinct treatment of the creeds and their influence in Christian theology.  Call No. 238 YouM 2002 (two copies).
 
 
 
 
Last Published: January 5, 2014 6:16 PM