Christian Confessions: A Historical Introduction

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Religion - 336 pages

The historic teachings of four major Christian traditions--Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Reformation and Union Churches, and Evangelical and Free churches--are set forth here in a comparative framework. Following a brief historical introduction of each tradition, Ted Campbell provides an extensive overview of the tradition's beliefs on religious authority, God and Christ, human nature and salvation, and church, ministry, and the sacraments. He concludes by considering whether a definable core of Christian teachings cuts across denominational and confessional boundaries.

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Contents

Teachings of the Ancient Councils
19
The Assyrian Church of the East Oriental Orthodox
63
Old Catholics and Other Separated
113
Teachings of Reformation and Union Churches
115
Teachings of Evangelical and Free Churches
185
The Ecumenical Core and the Peripheries
257
Conclusion
293
Sequences for Anglican
304
A Doctrinal Comparative Schema
312
Index of Names and Subjects
329
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About the author (1996)

Ted A. Campbell is Associate Professor of Church History at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

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