Professor Dowey says, “Creeds and confessions generally need commentary. They are by nature highly compressed and carefully shaded in meaning. They are usually the work of more than one person and are intended for various levels of use. They arise out of diverse backgrounds and are carried into new situations unforeseen by their authors, acquiring […]
This book provides Presbyterian clergy, laity, and students with a thorough introduction to their faith as set forth in The Book of Confessions. Jack Rogers explains the technical terms and places current issues in perspective by examining the meaning of creeds, confessions, and declarations found in The Book of Confessions. He examines their role in history, their […]
For Presbyterians, Holy Scripture and the Book of Confessions are the primary sources of authority and guidance. However, authorities are helpful only if they are interpreted correctly. While much has been written about biblical interpretation, this is the first book to apply the principles of biblical interpretation to understanding the Book of Confessions.
This book is an introduction to the deliberations of the special committee assigned to formulate a new Brief Statement of Faith for the newly reunited Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), for possible inclusion in the Book of Confessions. Designed for clergy and lay people in congregations, the book makes an excellent resource for exploring the question of […]
A newly revised edition of a helpful study guide that assists Presbyterians in understanding the creeds of the church. Updated to include an analysis of ‘A Brief Statement of Faith’, which became part of the Book of Confessions in 1991, this book is used in the training program for church officers of the Presbyterian Church […]