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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

(Vol. I.)

 

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HISTORY OF THE CREEDS OF CHRISTENDOM.

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FIRST CHAPTER.
ON CREEDS IN GENERAL.
PAGE
§ 1.
Name and Definition
3
§ 2.
Origin of Creeds
4
§ 3.
Authority of Creeds
7
§ 4.
Value and Use of Creeds
8
§ 5.
Classification of Creeds
9

 

SECOND CHAPTER.
THE ŒCUMENICAL CREEDS.
PAGE
§ 6.
General Character of the Œcumenical Creeds
12
§ 7.
The Apostles' Creed
14
§ 8.
The Nicene Creed
24
§ 9.
The Creed of Chalcedon
29
§ 10.
The Athanasian Creed
34

 

THIRD CHAPTER.
THE CREEDS OF THE GREEK CHURCH.
PAGE
§ 11.
The Seven Œcumenical Councils
43
§ 12.
The Confessions of Gennadius, A.D. 1453
46
§ 13.
The Answers of the Patriarch Jeremiah to the Lutherans, A.D. 1576
50
§ 14.
The Confession of Metrophanes Critopulus, A.D. 1625
52
§ 15.
The Confession of Cyril Lucar, A.D. 1631
54
§ 16.
The Orthodox Confession of Mogilas, A.D. 1643
58
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§ 17.
The Synod of Jerusalem, and the Confession of Dositheus, A.D. 1672
61
§ 18.
The Synods of Constantinople, A.D. 1672 and 1691
67
§ 19.
The Doctrinal Standards of the Russo-Greek Church
68
§ 20.
Anglo-Catholic Correspondence with the Russo-Greek
74
§ 21.
The Eastern Sects: Nestorians, Jacobites, Copts, Armenians
78

 

FOURTH CHAPTER.
THE CREEDS OF THE ROMAN CHURCH.
PAGE
§ 22.
Catholicism and Romanism
83
§ 23.
Standard Expositions of the Roman Catholic System
85
§ 24.
The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, A.D. 1563
90
§ 25.
The Profession of the Tridentine Faith, A.D. 1564
96
§ 26.
The Roman Catecism, A.D. 1566
100
§ 27.
The Papal Bulls against the Jansenists, A.D. 1653, 1713
102
  Note on the Old Catholics in Holland, 107.  
§ 28.
The Papal Definition of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, A.D. 1854
108
§ 29.
The Argument for the Immaculate Conception
113
§ 30.
The Papal Syllabus, A.D. 1864
128
§ 31.
The Vatican Council, A.D. 1870
134
§ 32.
The Vatican Decrees. The Constitution on the Catholic Faith
147
§ 33.
The Vatican Decrees, Continued. The Papal Infallibility Decree
150
§ 34.
Papal Infallibility Explained, and Tested by Scripture and Tradition
163
§ 35.
The Liturgical Standards of the Roman Church
189
§ 36.
The Old Catholics
191

 

FIFTH CHAPTER.
THE CREEDS OF THE EVANGELICAL PROTESTANT CHURCHES.
PAGE
§ 37.
The Reformation. Protestantism and Romanism
203
§ 38.
The Evangelical Confessions of Faith
209
§ 39.
The Lutheran and Reformed Confessions
211

 

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SIXTH CHAPTER.
THE CREEDS OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH.
PAGE
§ 40.
The Lutheran Confessions
220
§ 41.
The Augsburg Confession, A.D. 1530
225
§ 42.
The Apology of the Augsburg Confession, A.D. 1530
243
§ 43.
Luther's Catechisms, A.D. 1529
245
§ 44.
The Articles of Smalcald, A.D. 1537
253
§ 45.
The Formula of Concord, A.D. 1577
258
§ 46.
The Formula of Concord, Concluded
312
§ 47.
Superseded Lutheran Symbols. The Saxon Confession, and the Würtemberg Confession, A.D. 1551
340
§ 48.
The Saxon Visitation Articles, A.D. 1592.
345
§ 49.
An Abortive Symbol against Syncretism, A.D. 1655
349

 

SEVENTH CHAPTER.
THE CREEDS OF THE EVANGELICAL REFORMED CHURCHES.
PAGE
§ 50.
The Reformed Confessions.
354
I. Reformed Confessions of Switzerland.
§ 51.

Zwinglian Confessions. The Sixty-seven Articles. The Ten Theses of Berne. The Confession to Charles V. The Confession to Francis I., A.D. 1523-1531

360
§ 52.
Zwingli's Distinctive Doctrines
369
§ 53.
The Confession of Basle, A.D. 1534
385
§ 54.
The First Helvetic Confession, A.D. 1536
388
§ 55.
The Second Helvetic Confession, A.D. 1566
390
§ 56.
John Calvin. His Life and Character
421
§ 57.
444
§ 58.
The Catechism of Geneva, A.D. 1541
467
§ 59.
The Zurich Consensus, A.D. 1549
471
§ 60.
The Geneva Consensus, A.D. 1552
474
§ 61.
The Helvetic Consensus Formula, A.D. 1675
477
II. Reformed Confessions of France and the Netherlands.
§ 62.
The Gallican Confession, A.D. 1559
490
§ 63.
The French Declaration of Faith, A.D. 1872
498
§ 64.
The Belgic Confession, A.D. 1561
502
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§ 65.
The Arminian Controversy and the Synod of Dort, A.D. 1604-1619.
508
§ 66.
The Remonstrance, A.D. 1610
516
§ 67.
The Canons of Dort, A.D. 1619
519
III. The Reformed Confessions of Germany.
§ 68.
The Tetrapolitan Confession, A.D. 1530
524
§ 69.
The Heidelberg Catechism, A.D. 1563
529
§ 70.
The Brandenburg Confessions
554

The Confession of Sigismund (1614), 555.

The Colloquy at Leipzig (1631), 558.

The Declaration of Thorn (1645), 560.

§ 71.
The Minor German Reformed Confessions. . .
563
IV. The Reformed Confessions of Bohemia, Poland, and Hungary.
§ 72.
The Bohemian Brethern and the Waldenses before the Reformation
565
§ 73.
The Bohemian Confessions after the Reformation, A.D. 1535 and 1575
576
§ 74.
The Reformation in Poland and the Consensus of Sendomir, A.D. 1570
581
§ 75.
The Reformation in Hungary and the Confession of Czenger, A.D. 1557
589
V. The Anglican Articles of Religion.
§ 76.
The English Reformation.
592
§ 77.
The Doctrinal Position of the Anglican Church and her Relation to other Churches
598
§ 78.
The Doctrinal Formularies of Henry VIII.
611
§ 79.
The Edwardine Articles, A.D. 1553.
613
§ 80.
The Elizabethan Articles, A.D. 1563 and 1571
615
§ 81.
Interpretation of the Thirty-nine Articles
622
§ 82.
Revision of the Thirty-nine Articles by the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, A.D. 1801
650
§ 83.
The Anglican Catechisms, A.D. 1549 and 1662
654
§ 84.
The Lambeth Articles, A.D. 1595
658
§ 85.
The Irish Articles, A.D. 1615
662
§ 86.
The Articles of the Reformed Episcopal Church, A.D. 1875
665
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VI. The Presbyterian Confessions of Scotland.
§ 87.
The Reformation in Scotland
669
§ 88.
John Knox
673
§ 89.
The Scotch Confession, A.D. 1560.
680
§ 90.
The Scotch Covenants and the Scotch Kirk
685
§ 91.
The Scotch Catechisms
696
VII. The Westminster Standards.
§ 92.
The Puritan Conflict
701
§ 93.
The Westminster Assembly.
727
§ 94.
The Westminster Confession .
753
§ 95.
Analysis of the Confession .
760
§ 96.
The Westminster Catechisms .
783
§ 97.
Criticism of the Westminster System of Doctrine
788
§ 98.
The Westminster Standards in America
804
§ 99.
The Westminster Standards among the Cumberland Presbyterians
813

 

EIGHTH CHAPTER.
THE CREEDS OF MODERN EVANGELICAL DENOMINATIONS.
PAGE
§ 100.
General Survey
817
§ 101.
The Congregationalists
820
§ 102.
English Congregational Creeds
829
§ 103.
American Congregational Creeds
835
§ 104.
Anabaptists and Mennonites
840
§ 105.
The Calvinistic Baptists
844
§ 106.
The Arminian Baptists
856
§ 107.
The Society of Friends (Quakers).
859
§ 108.
The Moravians
874
§ 109.
Methodism
882
§ 110.
Methodist Creeds
890
§ 111.
Arminian Methodism
893
§ 112.
Calvinistic Methodism
901
§ 113.
The Catholic Apostolic Church (Irvingites)
905
§ 114.
The Evangelical Alliance.
915
§ 115.
The Consensus and Dissensus of Creeds
919
§ 116.
The Disciples of Christ
930
§ 117.
The Universalists.
933
§ 118.
The Unitarians
954
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