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Old Roman Creed
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“Old Roman Creed,” or “Romanum,” is the scholarly name for the earlier and shorter form of the Apostles’ Creed as we have it in its original Greek (with probably also a simultaneous Latin edition) in Marcellus (d. ca. 374) and Rufinus (ca. 345–411) and three MSS from the early Middle Ages. It was evidently the baptismal creed of the early Roman church (Baptism). The baptismal questions that have come down to us from Hippolytus (d. ca. 236) at the beginning of the third century are an almost exact prototype of this creed.

Dating of the Old Roman Creed is difficult. A starting point…

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Wyrwa, Dietmar, “Old Roman Creed”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 12 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_O81>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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