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Overview This book explains the familiar Apostles' Creed in easy, accessible language. Gonzalez explores not only what the Creed meant in the early centuries but also its ongoing importance and relevance for Christian faith and practice today.
This volume in the popular For Today series, written by the highly respected theologian and author Justo Gonzalez, explains the familiar Apostles' Creed in easy, accessible language. Gonzalez explores not only what the Creed meant in the early centuries but also its ongoing importance and relevance for Christian faith and practice today.
The For Today series was designed to provide reliable and accessible resources for the study and real life application of important biblical texts, theological documents, and Christian practices. The emphasis of the series is not only on the realization and appreciation of what these subjects have meant in the past, but also on their value in the present--"for today." Thought-provoking questions are included at the end of each chapter, making the books ideal for personal study and group use."
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.73" Width: 5.41" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 2, 2007
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
Series For Today
ISBN 0664229336 ISBN13 9780664229337
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More About Justo L. Gonzalez
Justo L. González, a retired member of the Río Grande Conference of the United Methodist Church, went to college and seminary in Cuba before receiving postgraduate degrees from Yale University. He taught at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and Candler School of Theology in Atlanta. He played a key part in the founding of the Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana and of the Hispanic Summer Program. He was also the first executive director of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. Justo has published more than one hundred books, as well as hundreds of articles, and edited the journal Apuntes for twenty years.
Justo L. Gonzalez currently resides in Decatur, in the state of Georgia.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Apostles' Creed for Today?
Decent introduction to the creed Jul 23, 2007
Unfortunately, there seem to be two categories of churches these days: those where people mindlessly repeat the creed each week and those where the creed is mostly ignored. Both are tragic, especially in light of how many so-called evangelicals can't discuss even the most basic of Christian doctrines. This book provides a good answer to both groups, concisely explaining the meaning, origin, and contemporary relevance of the Creed.
If you're wondering "why would I care about a man-made document written thousands of years ago?", or if you come from a low church background where the creed wasn't taught or used, or if you have been saying the creed for so many years that you've ceased to think about what it means, then this is a good place to start.
This book is concise enough to read in a few hours, avoids the technicalities and jargon that so often trip up laymen, and will give you a good overview. I've been a Christian for quite a few years and considered myself very familiar with the Creed and I still found this book helpful. Definitely worth reading.
I Believe May 12, 2007
The Apostles' Creed was not a part of my early years of religious training. I learned it after I married a Methodist pastor. However, the phrases continue to amaze me. Getting to the original meaning of the Creed, and studying its development, was a blessing for me. This is a good book for those in which The Apostles' Creed is a part of worship.