Athanasian Creed


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a Christian profession of faith

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For example, if someone was baptized using the Athanasian Creed, then there would be a need for rebaptism.
Several of the foundational documents such as the Athanasian Creed, the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion and the Catechism, although found in the 1962 Book of Common Prayer, were omitted from the Book of Alternative Services and may be unknown by a generation raised only on the BAS.
And yet, perhaps unintentionally, Craig gives plentiful evidence of Medley's partisan baiting: he disparaged the theology of Low-Church Anglicans as "rationalism" (87), their liturgical tastes as "cold worldliness" (128), their opposition to ritualism as "malevolent suspicion" and worse (137), their taste for simple decoration as "marvelous infatuation" (109), their rejection of baptismal regeneration as "infidelity" (115), their arguments against other opinions as intolerance, their understanding of the Eucharist as wrongheaded, their opposition to the Athanasian Creed as mischievous, and their opposition to the episcopal veto in synods as "ignorance and intolerable suspicion" (162).
Just try mulling over the Athanasian Creed for a while.
Creeds--from the Latin word credo, or "I believe"--have long been part of the Christian tradition: the Apostles' Creed spells out the faith of the apostles; the Athanasian Creed focuses on the fifth-century understanding of Jesus; the 1968 "Credo of the People of God" reaffirms Catholic truths in the face of modernity.
Similarly, whereas he had rejected the Athanasian Creed as a young man and had finally found an avenue for its acceptance in Maurice's liberal interpretation of negative doctrines like eternal punishment, in 1865 he seems closer to a position of casuistry or mental reservation than to one of a via media: