Understand Foundations of the Christian Church through These Historic Statements of Faith
For centuries, followers of Jesus have used creeds and confessions to express their Christian beliefs. Summarizing key truths from Scripture into succinct statements, these words have shaped the church for generations and continue to teach and inspire believers today.
Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms gathers 13 of Christian history's most important documents—including the Apostles’ Creed, the Belgic Confession, and the Heidelberg Catechism—into one beautiful collection. Each text includes an introduction from editor Chad Van Dixhoorn that explains its origins and significance to the early church. By learning and revisiting these timeless confessions of faith, readers can grow spiritually and learn more about Christian history.
The Apostles’ Creed
The Nicene Creed
The Athanasian Creed
The Chalcedonian Definition
The Augsburg Confession
The Belgic Confession
The Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion
The Canons of Dort
The Westminster Confession
The London Baptist Confession
The Heidelberg Catechism
The Westminster Larger Catechism
The Westminster Shorter Catechism
About the Author
Chad Van Dixhoorn (PhD, Cambridge University) is professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary and a former pastor in the United Kingdom and in Virginia. He is the author of Confessing the Faith and God’s Ambassadors.