Creeds of the Churches: A Reader in Christian Doctrine from the Bible to the Present
Creeds of the Churches offers, in one comprehensive volume, the major Christian statements of faith from biblical times to the present. The third edition has been updated to include the Athanasian Creed, the London Confession, the Frankfurt Declaration, and the Lima Text, among others. A brief introduction to each creed explains its place in the developing theology of the Christian community.
Dr. John Haddon Leith (1919-2002) was a minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a professor of historical theology at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He held degrees from Erskine College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University Graduate School, and he received honorary degrees from Erskine College, Davidson College, and Presbyterian College.
He valued brevity and understood that simplicity is close to integrity, so that he desired in his writings to communicate the gospel and the faith of the church in a straightforward and understandable way.