This brief, accessible invitation to the historic creeds and confessions makes a biblical and historical case for their necessity and shows why they are essential for Christian faith and practice today. J. V. Fesko, a leading Reformed theologian with a broad readership in the academy and the church, demonstrates that creeds are not just any human documents but biblically commended resources for the well-being of the church, as long as they remain subordinate to biblical authority. He also explains how the current skepticism and even hostility toward creeds and confessions came about.
If you are into church history then you will love this book. I actually did find this interesting. I have wondered about the Creeds. We don’t say them in our church but I remember some of them from my younger years. I actually found and app that has creeds and there is power in them. Why have we walked away from these powerful traditions? I know for me I think it because it can be ritualistic but there is something refreshing in going back to these creeds.
It was very interesting to read how these came to be and how they have dissipated through the years.
If you don’t enjoy church history you probably won’t like this book but if that intrigues you it might be right up your ally.
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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.