Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism: A Primer for Suspicious Protestants
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1999 - 243 sidor
A learned and uniquely constructive book that gently urges "suspicious" Christians to reclaim the patristic roots of their faith. Written to help Protestant Christians recognize the early church fathers as an essential part of their faith, this book is addressed primarily to the evangelical, independent, and free church communities, who remain largely suspicious of church history and the relationship between Scripture and tradition. D. H. Williams clearly explains why every branch of today's church owes its heritage to the doctrinal foundation laid by postapostolic Christianity. Based on solid historical scholarship, this volume shows that embracing the "catholic" roots of the faith will not lead to the loss of Protestant distinctiveness but is essential for preserving the Christian vision in our rapidly changing world.
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Sida 158 - We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things, visible and invisible...
Sida 55 - Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.
Sida 62 - For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built.
Sida 67 - May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Sida 135 - Christ, the only begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages; God of God, light of light, true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made.
Sida 89 - The Church, though dispersed throughout the whole world, even to the ends of the earth, has received from the apostles and their disciples this faith...
Sida 89 - For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them, and rested on the seventh day ; therefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.
Sida 52 - But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus.