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In every generation, the Christian church must interpret and restate its bedrock beliefs, answering the challenges and concerns of the day. This accessible overview walks readers through centuries of creeds, councils, catechisms, and confessions—not with a dry focus on dates and places, but with an emphasis on the living tradition of Christian belief and why it matters for our lives today.
In this special Olive Tree text and audio lecture collection, an ebook from a top author is combined with related high-quality live recordings of college-level lectures. This augmented learning experience will help you combine both visual and auditory learning, increasing retention and providing you with greater engagement with the material.
In Know the Creeds and Councils book, each chapter covers a key statement of faith and includes a discussion of its historical context, a simple explanation of the statement’s content and key points, reflections on contemporary and ongoing relevance, and discussion questions. In the audio lectures, priest and author Justin Holcomb explores centuries of creeds, councils, catechisms, and confessions. Each lecture explains a key statement of faith and its historical context, provides a simple overview of the statement's content and key points, and reflects on its contemporary relevance.
As a part of the KNOW series, Know the Creeds and Councils and Know the Creeds and Councils: Audio Lectures are designed for personal study or classroom use, but also for small groups and Sunday schools wanting to more deeply understand the foundations of the faith.