Scripture, Creed, Theology Download Cover Request Review Copy Request Exam Copy

Scripture, Creed, Theology

Lectures on the History of Christian Doctrine in the First Centuries

by Robert L. Calhoun

Edited by George A. Lindbeck

Imprint: Cascade Books

508 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.88 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781556354946
  • Published: January 2011

$57.00 / £43.00 / AU$78.00

Buy

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

  • eBook
  • 9781621890379
  • Published: January 2011

$57.00 / £43.00 / AU$78.00

Buy

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

  • Hardcover
  • 9781498210850
  • Published: January 2011

$85.00 / £64.00 / AU$116.00

Buy

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

Other Retailers:

In this long-awaited edition of the late Robert Lowry Calhoun's lectures on the history of Christian doctrine, a powerful case is made for the scriptural basis of the ancient ecumenical creeds. The way Calhoun reads the patristic authors helps us see that the Trinitarian "three-yet-one" and Christological "two-yet-one" creedal formulations provide patterns for sorting out the highly diverse biblical ways of speaking of God and of the Messiah (Jesus) so that they are not contradictory. The implied lesson (all the more effective for many of Calhoun's students, just because he let them draw this conclusion by themselves) is that the creeds are not to be understood as deductions from scripture (which they are not in any straightforward way) but as templates for interpreting scripture. It is Trinitarian and Christological patterns of reading--which are implicitly operative for vast multitudes even in churches that profess to be creedless--that make it possible to treat the entire bible, Old and New Testaments together, as a unified and coherently authoritative whole.
X

Privacy Policy and Cookies

We have recently updated our Privacy Policy. This outlines how and why we collect, store and use your personal data when you use our website. Like most websites, we use cookies to improve our service and make your user experience better. See our updated Privacy Policy to find out more about cookies and how we use your data.

Okay, thanks