The Nicene Creed: What Christians Believe and Why It Matters

Chad Steiner
Instructor
Chad Steiner
The Nicene Creed: What Christians Believe and Why It Matters

We recite the Nicene Creed together at every Mass, but it’s not exactly a prayer. So presumably we’re not saying it to God. To whom, then, are we speaking, and why is it so important to keep saying it?

In this five-part video-based course, we examine every line of the Creed, an early edition of which was drafted at the First Council of Nicaea in AD 325, then finalized and adopted in full at the Council of Constantinople in AD 381. As we pursue our investigation, we’ll consider the following kinds of questions: 1) What does each belief-claim actually mean?; 2) What was going on historically in the Church and in the world that motivated this particular belief-claim and made it so important?; 3) What truth(s) about God was this particular belief-claim written to protect?

Join us as we consider these matters together in a five-session trek through history, Scripture, and our common confession about the truths of our faith.

Required Texts:

  • Sacred Scripture, the Bible (preferably RSVCE 2nd edition)
  • Instructor’s notes (provided and included in the registration cost)

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