In Defense of the Descent
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The Apostles’ Creed claims that Christ “descended into hell,” but do we really believe that? Should we believe that? In this book, Daniel R. Hyde analyzes this controversial claim, bringing valuable light to this long confessed doctrine. He presents the arguments raised against the descent clause, discusses the various understanding of it throughout church history, explains how the Reformed churches have adopted it, and demonstrated the benefits of retaining it as a point of our Christian confession today. For those who question why Christians would believe in the descent of Christ, In Defense of the Descent is an informative and helpful guide.
Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology (editors: Daniel R. Hyde and Mark Jones)
This series provides introductory volumes on statements in the Reformed confessions that tend to trouble modern readers. Each book examines confessional issues in four ways:
- exploring such things as variants, textual development, and the development of language within the documents themselves as well as within the context in which these documents were written.
- historically— exploring social history and the history of ideas that shed light upon these issues.
- theologically—exploring the issues of intra- and inter-confessional theology both in the days these documents were written as well as our day.
- pastorally—exploring the pressing pastoral needs of certain doctrines and the implications of any issues that cause difficulty in the confessions.
The series is intended for educated lay people in Reformed congregations as well as ministers who must repeatedly teach and preach the doctrines in the confessions.
Daniel Hyde is the pastor of the Oceanside United Reformed Church (URCNA) in Carlsbad/Oceanside, California.
|Dimensions||173 × 114 × 8 mm|
Hyde, Daniel R, (Author)
Reformation Heritage Books (2010), 88 pages