Annotated Bibliography -- By: T. M. Moore
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Barclay, William. The Apostles’ Creed. Philadelphia: Westminster John Knox Press, 1999. A popular overview that has merit for introductory purposes.
Barth, Karl. Learning Jesus Christ through the Heidelberg Catechism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1964. Two essays by the great theologian that provide both commentary and evaluation of the catechism. Very readable and Christ centered.
Beeke, Joel R. and Sinclair Ferguson, editors. Reformed Confessions Harmonized. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999. The editors have rendered a valuable service to the community of Reformed Christians by tying together the common threads of our doctrinal distinctives. This book could be an excellent tool for promoting greater unity among the various Reformed communities.
Bray, Gerald. Creeds, Councils and Christ. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1984. A most useful and careful book that establishes the role and importance of confession(s) among the earliest believers.
Ecumenical Creeds & Reformed Confessions. Grand Rapids: Board of Publications of the Christian Reformed Church, 1979. For Reformed believers the great value of this little book is the way it clearly allows the reader to see the connection between the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds, and the Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic
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Confession, and the Canons of Dordt. An outline harmony of these Reformed standards is included.
Fairweather, Eugene R., editor. A Scholastic Miscellany: Anselm to Ockham. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1956. Any understanding of systematic theology and the great confessions of faith begins in late-medieval scholasticism. This concise volume traces the development of the theological foundations of our current understanding of the system of doctrine. If the seeds of modern creeds and confessions are in the work of the Fathers of the church, many of these documents are the fertilizer and water that helped bring them to flower.
George, Timothy and Denise George, editors. Baptist Confessions, Covenants, and Catechisms. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1996. A great overview for Baptists, demonstrating that they clearly were a confessional movement historically.
Hillerbrand, Hans J., editor. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation (4 volumes). New York: Oxford, 1996. Articles on confessions and catechisms abound; e.g. Augsburg Confession, Helvetic Confession, Confessio Bohemica, and Confessio...
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