Confessing Our Faith: An Interpretation of the Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ

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Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press, 1990 - Religion - 115 pages
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This "reinterpretation" of the Statement of Faith adopted by the United Church of Christ in 1959 includes a description of the process that led to the original interpretation, and boldly indicates where the statement expresses firm convictions and where it encourages continuing discussions.

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Contents

Faith and Its Testimony
4
The Deeds of God
13
The Development of the Statement and Its Uses
21
Copyright

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