Ecumenical Symbols
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The term “ecumenical symbols” is sometimes used to describe Christian confessions of faith that have been affirmed across the boundaries of confessional traditions. Most specifically, the term refers to the use of the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene (or Niceno-Constantinopolitan) Creed, and less commonly to the Athanasian Creed (or, from its opening words, the Quicunque Vult), the three creeds affirmed in the Lutheran Book of Concord and the Anglican Articles of Religion. Although these creeds were affirmed in both Roman Catholic and Protestant bodie…

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Schnitker, Thaddeus A. and Campbell, Ted A., “Ecumenical Symbols”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E99>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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