Articles Tagged: creeds (5 Posts)

These four Christian Creeds state historical, orthodox Christian belief. Read the Apostle’s Creed, Nicene Creed, Chalcedonian Definition, and Athanasian Creed. Christian Creeds Apostle’s Creed Read the Apostle’s Creed. The Apostle’s Creed, also known as the Old Roman Symbol, is an early summary statement of Christian belief. It is Trinitarian in structure—there is a section on […]

The Athanasian Creed is a statement of Christian belief that focuses on the doctrine of the Trinity and on Christology. Specifically, it denies the heresy of Arianism. Although the Athanasian Creed was almost certainly not written by Athanasius himself, it is attributed to Athanasius because Athanasius was central in defending the doctrine of the Trinity […]

The Chalcedonian Definition addresses whether Jesus has one or two natures. It was written and adopted at the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451. This was the first church council that was not recognized by the Oriental Orthodox church. Eutyches, who was archimandrite at Constantinople, believed that Jesus possesses only one nature. He was able […]

The Nicene Creed is a statement of Christian belief that is oftentimes used in liturgy. It was first written and adopted by the First Council of Nicaea in AD 325, and then amended in AD 381 by the First Council of Constantinople. The amended version is sometimes referred to as the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed. The purpose […]

The Apostle’s Creed, also known as the Old Roman Symbol, is an early summary statement of Christian belief. It is Trinitarian in structure—there is a section on God the Father, a section on Jesus Christ the Son, and a section on the Holy Spirit. Because the Apostle’s Creed was written very early, it does not […]