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The Athanasian Creed

The Athanasian Creed is named after Athanasius (A.D. 298-373), who is known for standing for orthodoxy and against attacks on the doctrine of the Trinity by the Arians. Although Athanasius did not write this creed himself, the name continues to be used because until the seventeenth century it was ascribed to...

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The Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed is a statement of the orthodox faith of the early Christian church that was developed in opposition to heresies that had crept into the church, especially Arianism. These heresies concerned the doctrine of the trinity and the person of Christ. Although similar to the Apostles’ Creed, it is...

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The Apostles’ Creed

The Apostles’ Creed is an early statement of Christian belief that possibly has its roots in the first or second century, but in its current form it is dated no later than the fourth century. It was not written by the Apostles themselves but contains a concise summary of their...

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