Credo: Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition

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Jaroslav Pelikan has been translating, editing and studying the Christian creeds and confessions of faith for 60 years. This book is the historical and theological distillation of that work. In "Credo", Pelikan addresses essential questions about the Christian tradition: the origins of creeds; their function; their political role; how they relate to Christian institutions, worship and service; and how they help to explain the major divisions of the Christian church and of Christian history. "Credo" stands as an independent reference work devoted to the subject of what creeds and confessions are and what their role in history has been.

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"Credo proves once again-if proof were needed-why Jaroslav Pelikan, learned, passionate, and literate, is the premier historical theologian of our time."-Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, The University of Notre Dame

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Jaroslav Pelikan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. He is the author of nearly forty books and the editor of scores of others.

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