77. The Creedal Imperative: Why Creeds? (Part 5/9)

1h 26m | Jun 3, 2024

In this series, Brendon and Skye are going through the book Crisis of Confidence by Carl Trueman – exploring the reasons why Christians have normally used creeds to guard the faith, and why Mormons have been anti-creedal since their founding. This week we cover chapter four: “Classical Protestant Confessions”. 

Christianity and Liberalism; The Person of Jesus by J. Gresham Machen 

Crisis of Confidence: Reclaiming the Historic Faith in a Culture Consumed with Individualism and Identity; The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl Trueman 

Christless Christianity; “Charles Finney v. The Westminster Confession” by Michael Horton (also here and here

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

"The Greatness Commision: Christ, Individualism, and the Meaning of Cultural Diversity"; Reflections on the Christian Life by Anthony Esolen


The Faith We Confess: An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles by Gerald Bray 

The Augsburg Confession with a Historical Introduction and Notes by Charles Krauth 

With Heart and Mouth: An Exposition of the Belgic Confession by Daniel Hyde 

The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism by Kevin DeYoung 


Saving the Reformation: The Pastoral Theology of the Canons of Dort by W. Robert Godfrey 

The Westminster Confession: A Commentary by A.A. Hodge 

God’s Ambassadors: The Westminster Assembly and the Reformation of the English Pulpit, 1643-1653; Confessing the Faith by Chad Van Dixhoorn (also here

For the Vindication of the Truth: Baptist Symbolics Volume 1; To the Judicious and Impartial Reader: Baptist Symbolics Volume 2 by James Renihan 


The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther 

Institutes of the Christian Religion; Letter to Sadoleto by John Calvin 

Dialogue on the Two Natures in Christ by Peter Martyr Vermigli 

Zwingli: God’s Armed Prophet by F. Bruce Gordon 

Martin Bucer: An Introduction to His Life and Theology by Donald K. McKim and Jim West 

Cyril Lucaris: Calvinist Patriarch/Orthodox Saint (Jason Wallace; and here

Justified in Christ: The Doctrines of Peter Martyr Vermigli and John Henry Newman and their Ecumenical Implications by Chris Castaldo 

“John a Lasco: A Polish Religious Reformer in England, 1550-1553" by Richard Glen Eaves and William A. Carter 

Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace by Keith Stanglin (also of note: here and here) 

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