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Creeds of Christendom
By: Philip Schaff
Publisher: Wordsearch
Category: Theology

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Creeds of Christendom - chronicles the history of the Creeds of the Christian Church from the New Testament era to the early 1900s. Published in three volumes they break down the credal history into three parts: The History of Creeds, the Greek and Latin Creeds and the Evangelical Protestant Creeds.

The following Creeds are discussed in detail:

  • The Apostles' Creed
  • The Nicene Creed
  • The Creed of Chalcedon
  • The Athanasian Creed
  • The Seven Ecumenical Councils
  • The Confessions of Gennadius, A.D. 1453
  • The Answers of the Patriarch Jeremiah to the Lutherans, A.D. 1576
  • The Confession of Metrophanes Critopulus, A.D. 1625
  • The Confession of Cyril Lucar, A.D. 1631
  • The Orthodox Confession of Mogilas, A.D. 1643
  • The Synod of Jerusalem, and the Confession of Dositheus, A.D. 1672
  • The Synods of Constantinople, A.D. 1672 and 1691
  • The Doctrinal Standards of the Russo-Greek Church
  • Anglo-Catholic Correspondence with the Russo-Greek
  • The Eastern Sects: Nestorians, Jacobites, Copts, Armenians
  • The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, A.D. 1563
  • The Profession of the Tridentine Faith, A.D. 1564
  • The Roman Catechism, A.D. 1566
  • The Vatican Council, A.D. 1870
  • The Vatican Decrees. The Constitution on the Catholic Faith
  • The Evangelical Confessions of Faith
  • The Augsburg Confession, A.D. 1530
  • Luther's Catechisms, A.D. 1529
  • The Articles of Smalcald, A.D. 1537
  • Zwinglian Confessions
  • The Sixty-seven Articles
  • The Ten Theses of Berne
  • The Confession to Charles V.
  • The Confession to Francis I., A.D. 1523-1531
  • The Confession of Basle, A.D. 1534
  • The First Helvetic Confession, A.D. 1536
  • The Second Helvetic Confession, A.D. 1566
  • The Catechism of Geneva, A.D. 1541
  • The Gallican Confession, A.D. 1559
  • The Belgic Confession, A.D. 1561
  • The Canons of Dort, A.D. 1619
  • The Heidelberg Catechism, A.D. 1563
  • The Anglican Catechisms, A.D. 1549 and 1662
  • The Westminster Confession
  • The Westminster Catechisms

Philip Schaff

(1819 –1893), was born in Chur, Switzerland, and was educated at the gymnasium of Stuttgart, and at the universities of Tübingen, Halle and Berlin. He then traveled through Italy and Sicily as tutor to Baron Krischer. In 1842 he was Privatdozent in the University of Berlin, and in 1843 he was called to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, to teach church history and biblical literature, he was ordained as a minister of the Reformed Church in April 1844 and in July of that year arrived in the United States. For nineteen years he taught at Mercersburg Academy where he helped to develop the Mercersburg Theology, with its emphasis on the church and the sacraments. In 1863 he moved to New York City, where he became secretary of the New York Sabbath Committee, an organization opposed to the secularization of Sunday. In 1870 he joined the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where he served until his death. His ecumenical interests were shown in his strong support of the Evangelical Alliance, of which he was the American secretary, and of the Alliance of Reformed Churches.

Schaff also wrote biographies, catechisms and hymnals for children, manuals of religious verse, lectures and essays on Dante. Schaff's contribution to the Christian community on historical works is unparalleled; here are just a few of his famous works: Creeds of Christendom, The Christ of the Gospels, Christ and Christianity. He was also a contributing editor to the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge and the American Standard Version 1901, which was a revision of the English Revised Version.


Describes the history of the creeds, and provides a critical appraisal of them. Includes the intrigue surrounding the framing of the creeds, the insights contained in the creeds and their influence on history.
Cyril J Barber, The Minister's Library