The Creed - Professing the Faith Through the Ages
Why were the early Christians willing to die to protect a single iota of the creed? Why have the Judeans, Romans, and Persians—among others—seen the Christian creed as a threat to the established social order? In The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages, bestselling author Dr. Scott Hahn recovers and conveys the creed’s revolutionary character.
Tracing the development of the first formulations of faith in the early Church through later ecumenical councils, The Creed tells the story of how the very profession of our belief in Christ fashions us for heavenly life as we live out our earthly days.
“In an age when subjectivism trumps all, Scott Hahn’s latest book, which emphasizes the objectivity of Christian doctrine, is a bracing tonic. The leitmotif of this work is that we don’t make the creeds; rather, the creeds make us. Further, Dr. Hahn’s exploration of the meaning of the Nicene Creed provides a splendid introduction to the basics of Christian faith.”
—Most Rev. Robert E. Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Founder of Word On Fire, and Host of the Catholicism series
“A profoundly enjoyable presentation of the history and content of the ‘rule of faith’ that is making us into faithful children of a loving Father.”
—Marcus Grodi, Founder of the Coming Home Network International and host of EWTN’s The Journey Home
“Scott Hahn is one of the most effective teachers of Catholicism today. As Dr. Hahn states, ‘If we don’t get the creed right, we don’t get Jesus right.’ This masterful book enables us to do just that.”
—Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P., Author and Editor of The Magnificat
“With his usual clarity and engaging prose, Dr. Hahn takes the reader inside and behind the words of the creed that are familiar to every Catholic. In so doing he reintroduces the creed as much more than a summary of doctrines. The creed, in fact, makes us to be persons of faith and a community of faith.”
—Most Rev. Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs
Hardcover, 191 pages.