Confessing Our Faith | An Interpretation of the Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ (Shinn)

Confessing Our Faith | An Interpretation of the Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ (Shinn)

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This interpretation of Christian faith -- organized in terms of "the Great Story" of scripture, not topically like the classical creeds -- is an example of narrative theology. It is an interpretation, in some ways a reinterpretation, of the 1959 Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ. (Since that time, a variety of theological movements has stirred the churches and two revisions of the original Statement of Faith were drafted to respond to those movements.)

This book describes the development process of the original Statement of Faith, including the history of the revisions and the reasons for them. It then presents a sentence-by-sentence commentary on the text of the latest revision. Shinn observes the Statement's firm convictions and its points of continued discussion. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Roger L. Shinn is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Since his retirement from Union, he has taught at the Pacific School of Religion, Drew University, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He has authored and edited numerous books.

United Church Press
ISBN 978-0-8298-0866-7
1990

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  • Confessing Our Faith: An Interpretation of the Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ (Shinn)
  • Covenant: A Study for the United Church of Christ (Fisler-Hoffman)
  • The Evangelical Catechism: A New Translation for the 21st Century (Trost)
  • The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ (Walker)
  • The Heidelberg Catechism: A New Translation for the 21st Century (Barrett)
  • Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ: Volume 1 (Zikmund, ed.)
  • Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ: Volume 2 (Zikmund, ed.)
  • History and Program: Revised and Updated (Post/Dipko)
  • A History of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (Zuck, ed.)
  • New Ecclesiology and Polity: The United Church of Christ (Steckel)
  • The Shaping of American Congregationalism: 1620-1957 (von Rohr)
  • The Shaping of the United Church of Christ: An Essay in the History of American Christianity (Gunnemann)
  • That We May All (Finally!) Be One: Covenant, Hospitality, and the Expanding Identity in the United Church of Christ (Gast)
  • Theology and Identity: Traditions, Movements, and Polity in the United Church of Christ (Johnson and Hambrick-Stowe, eds.)
  • United and Uniting: The Meaning of an Ecclesial Journey, United Church of Christ 1957-1987 (Gunnemann)
  • The Unofficial Handbook of the United Church of Christ (Caldwell and Preston)