Christian Confessions: A Historical Introduction

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  • Copyright: 1996-03-01
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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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.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Abbreviations and Printed Editions of Confessional Documents
Schema of Doctrinal Traditions or Families
Divisions of Major Christian Families
Introductionp. 1
Teachings of the Ancient Councils and Contemporary Eastern Orthodoxyp. 19
Teachings of Roman Catholicismp. 65
Teachings of Reformation and Union Churchesp. 115
Teachings of Evangelical and Free Churchesp. 185
The Ecumenical Core and the Peripheries of Historic Christian Teachingsp. 257
Conclusionp. 293
Appendix 1. List of Denominationsp. 295
Appendix 2. Sequences for Anglican and Protestant Tradition Familiesp. 304
Appendix 3. A Doctrinal Comparative Schemap. 312
Glossaryp. 315
Index of Names and Subjectsp. 329
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