We Believe

A Study of the Book of Confessions for Church Officers: Including a Brief Statement of Faith

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Eberts (Harry W.).
Publication Dates: 1994.
Publisher(s): Westminster John Knox Press.
Subject(s): Church officers, Presbyterian Church - Book of Confessions, Presbyterian Church - Church officers, Presbyterian Church - Creeds, and Religion.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BX 8969.5 .E24 1994
  • Summary:

    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 (U.S.A.).¬†Written by a pastor experienced in officer training, it will help Presbyterian especially current and future church officers, understand more fully the creeds that are part of their faith.

    This concise easy-to-use guide explains the ten documents now included in the Book of Confessions adopted by the General Assembly in 1983. Harry Eberts presents each document in outline form, discusses its meaning, and provides historical context. The documents are grouped into four chapters: the two creeds from the early church the confessions and catechism from the Reformation church; those from the Westminster Assembly, and the two twentieth century documents.