Exploring and Proclaiming the Apostles'

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Roger Van Harn
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Sep 14, 2004 - Religion - 297 pages
Foreword by Geoffrey Wainwright

Doctrinal preaching has fallen on hard times in recent years. Exploring and Proclaiming the Apostles' Creed seeks to stimulate renewed interest in -- and provide useful models of -- Christian proclamation that is truly rooted in the central tenets of the faith. Using the Apostles' Creed as a template for doctrinal, confessional preaching, this book draws together an ecumenical cast of respected biblical scholars and preachers who explain the creed and demonstrate its preaching possibilities. Each of the book's fifteen chapters consists of an essay that explores and illuminates one of the creed's articles of faith, followed by a scintillating sermon that models how that article can be preached as good news today.

Contributors: Walter R. Bouman
Richard A. Burridge
Philip W. Butin
Gabriel Fackre
David F. Ford
Colin Gunton
Richard B. Hays
Craig C. Hill
Scott E. Hoezee
Leslie J. Hoppe
George Hunsinger
Scott Black Johnston
James F. Kay
Richard A. Lischer
Thomas G. Long
Lois Malcolm
Daniel L. Migliore
Richard A. Norris Jr.
Steven D. Paulson
Cornelius Plantinga
Cynthia L. Rigby
Fleming Rutledge
William M. Shand III
Marguerite Shuster
Wm. C. Turner
Robert Louis Wilken
Ralph C. Wood
Susan K. Wood
Frances M. Young
Robin Darling Young

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The Triune God Credo in deum patrem in lesum Christum et in Spiritum sanctum
The Triune God Who Seeks and Finds Us
I Believe in God the Father Almighty Credo in deum patrem omnipotentem
The Almighty God
Creator of Heaven and Earth Creatorem coeli et terrae
The End in the Beginning
And in Jesus Christ His Only Son Our Lord Et in lesum Christum filium eius unicum dominum nostrum
I Believe in Jesus Christ Gods Only Son Our Lord
He Ascended into Heaven and Is Seated at the Right Hand of God the Father Almighty Ascendit ad coelos sedet ad dexteram dei patris omnipotentis
God Has Gone Up with a Shout
From There He Will Come to Judge the Living and the Dead Inde venturus est iudicare vivus et mortuos
From There He Will Come to Judge the Living and the Dead
I Believe in the Holy Spirit Credo in Spiritum sanctum
I Believe in the Holy Spirit
The Holy Catholic Church the Communion of Saints Sanctam ecclesiam catholicam sanctorum communionem
The Dream Church

Conceived by the Holy Spirit Born of the Virgin Mary Qui conceptus est de Spiritu sancto natus ex Maria virgine
A Christmas Eve Sermon
He Suffered under Pontius Pilate Was Crucified Died and Was Buried Passus sub Pontio Pilato crucifixus mortuus et sepultus
The Call of the Crucified
He Descended into Hell Descendit ad inferna
The Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead Tertia die resurrexit a mortuis
The Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead
The Forgiveness of Sins Remissionem peccatorum
Reviving Forgiveness
The Resurrection of the Body Carnis resurrectionem
The Resurrection of the Body
The Life Everlasting Et vitam aeternam
The Life Everlasting

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Page xviii - Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died and was buried.
Page xviii - I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

About the author (2004)

Roger E. Van Harn is retired from the pastorate at Grace Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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