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.
The Athanasian Creed was something of a touchstone in debates about doctrinal authority throughout the Victorian period (see Chadwick, especially 150).
Even before her baptism, Ramabai had serious reservations about the doctrine of the Trinity as taught by high church Anglican theologians and formulated in the Athanasian Creed.
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.
In the course of an over-long opening chapter on the debate over subscription to the Athanasian Creed and the 39 Articles, Dr Young offers interesting, if tantalizingly brief, insights into the religious ideas of Edmund Burke and Augustus Toplady, although not, unfortunately, into the latter's extraordinary calculations of the number of sins committed during the average individual lifetime.
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:
After the psalms come nine canticles, the Gloria, Pater Noster, the Apostles' and Athanasian creeds, and the apocryphal Psalm 151.