For centuries, the Nicene Creed has been central to the church’s confession. The Nicene Creed: An Introduction by Phillip Cary explores the Creed’s riches with simplicity and clarity. Cary explains the history of the Creed and walks through its meaning line by line. Far from being abstract or irrelevant, the words of the Creed carefully express what God has done in Christ and through the Spirit. The Nicene Creed gives us the gospel. It gives biblical Christians the words for what we already believe. And when we profess the Creed, we join the global church throughout history in declaring the name and work of the one God—Father, Son, and Spirit. Gain a fresh appreciation for the ancient confession with Phillip Cary’s help.
Lively prose, engaging style, and endearing wit. … Highly recommended.
—Kathryn Greene-McCreight, affiliate priest, Christ Church, New Haven; spiritual director, Annand Program, Yale Divinity School
Here is a truly inviting introduction to the faith once delivered to the saints in baptism and continuously declared throughout the world in the church’s confession.
—Scott R. Swain, president and James Woodrow Hassell Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
This book will tickle your imagination while expanding your vocabulary and strengthening your faith in the only begotten Son of the Father who came down from heaven to bring life to a dying world.
—Harold L. Senkbeil, author of The Care of Souls
Phillip Cary’s book is a harvest in a time of famine.
—Matthew Barrett, author of Simply Trinity and Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Phillip Cary is professor of philosophy at Eastern University in Philadelphia and author of several books, including Good News for Anxious Christians and The Meaning of Protestant Theology.