Author: Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)
In 1876, this three volume collection of
cross-denominational creeds and confessions was deemed by
its publisher a "symbolical library" well worth visiting.
Volume III is dedicated to the Lutheran, Anglican,
Calvinistic, and later Protestant Confessions of Faith.
Schaff's third volume is the first publication to compile
the Modern Protestant Creeds, a rare group of documents
containing the Congregational, Baptist, and Presbyterian
Confessions. It also includes the Quaker Confession, the
Easter Litany of the Moravians, and the Methodist Articles of Religion.
This book is an excellent resource for comparative analysis, as Schaff
provides the documents in their original languages alongside their
English translations. Through Creeds of Christendom, Schaff aims
bring understanding to those who adhere to different creeds. He wisely
reminds us that despite varying Christian denominations, Christ always
remains at the center of the creeds.
CCEL Staff Writer