Supplementary Reading

G. Luedemann, Heretics: The Other Side of Early Christianity, trans. J. Bowden (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1996).

J. N. D. Kelly, Early Christian Creeds, 2nd ed. (London: Longmans, 1960). Questions to Consider:

1. In what sense can the Christian creed be considered a defense of the experience underlying this religious tradition?

2. How are convictions concerning the ultimacy (and finality) of revelation in Jesus expressed by the doctrinal conflicts of the mid-second century?

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