Apostles' Creed: and its Early Christian Context by Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski

By Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski

The Apostles' Creed is an expression of Christian theology in a interval of artistic and interesting debate. The Creed isn't really easily a dogmatic, static and cryptic image of Christian religion, yet, to the contrary, a full of life narrative that may nonetheless motivate mind's eye, serious mirrored image and religion. A problem is issued to either those that have a literal interpretation of the Creed, and those that brush aside it as an Read more...

content material: i feel in God --
the daddy Almighty, author of Heaven and Earth --
And in Jesus Christ, his simply Son our Lord --
Who was once conceived via the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary --
Suffered less than Pontius Pilate, was once crucified, useless and buried --
He descended into hell; at the 3rd day he rose back from the useless --
He ascended into heaven, and sits on the correct hand of God the daddy Almighty --
From thence he shall come to pass judgement on the residing and the lifeless --
i think within the Holy Spirit --
The holy catholic church (the communion of saints) --
The forgiveness of sins --
The resurrection of the flesh --
And everlasting existence; amen.

The Creed isn't easily a dogmatic, static and cryptic image of Christian religion, yet, to the contrary, a full of life narrative that may nonetheless encourage mind's eye, serious mirrored image and religion. In Read more...

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A careful, although limited, reconstruction of that historical background may help to assess the value of the link between the Holy Spirit and Mary, made in the credal declaration. Our investigation begins with the leitmotif of early Patristic theology expressed by the following question: why was it so important for early Christian theologians to stress that Christ was divine and human at the same time? 9)6 in the Greek translation (the LXX ) about God’s own intervention which was central to early Christian Christology: It was no messenger or angel but his presence that saved them.

His two Apologies addressed a pagan audience that had some acquaintance with philosophy and with the religious concept of the birth of heroes based on ancient mythologies. Secondly, the theme of the virgin birth appeared during the debate with Justin’s Jewish opponents. 14), which in Greek translation (the LXX) made an important amendment to the original Hebrew narrative. 25 The original Hebrew record of the same prophecy does not mention in those words ‘a virgin’ as the mother of the Messiah, but 40 The Apostles’ Creed ‘a young woman of a marriageable age’ (Hebr.

40 It was then impossible for Mary to conceive by the Holy Spirit, as a woman . . Who was Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary 43 cannot conceive by another woman and in the context of this passage the Holy Spirit is undoubtedly feminine. Secondly, among some followers of Valentinus41 there was a common belief that Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, although Jesus’ body had an ethereal nature. The Gospel of Philip underlines that Mary was a virgin, but the text offers a different meaning of her status.

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