Book Review – The Apostles’ Creed

The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits by R. Albert Mohler

This book reads very similar to the last one I reviewed, though about twice the length. The author comes out of the Reformed tradition and you can tell he’s writing to readers who are Christian but may never have encountered the Creed before and may be uncertain whether they should value it or not. He has a high view of Scripture and makes the connection that if you don’t trust the Bible to be authoritative and truthful then the Creed isn’t going to be very useful to you as it’s based in Scripture and the earliest writings and teachings of the Christian Church dating back to the first century. One of his best lines is All Christians believe more than is contained in the Apostles’ Creed, but none can believe less. (Introduction, p. xvi)

The author assumes it isn’t the work of the Apostles but doesn’t spend much time tracing the history of the Creed. He’s more interested in applied doctrinal theology than Christian history and that’s not a bad emphasis. It’s a solid introduction to what the Creed says and what it means by what it says. He assumes a continuum between what the authors meant by the assertions in the Creed and how a modern reader might interpret the statements. If you aren’t familiar with the Apostles’ Creed or what to think a bit more deeply about what it means, this isn’t a bad resource at all.

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