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About the author:
Norbert Bufka has a Master of Pastoral Studies degree and has ministered in the Roman Catholic Church as a volunteer and in a professional capacity. He studied Greek for five years in the seminary, has a BA in history and MA in Latin.
The Nicene Creed
The Nicene Creed was written nearly 1700 years ago under the direction and authority of the Roman Emperor Constantine at the first Council of Nicaea in 325 CE. It was originally written in Greek and was quickly translated into Latin, the two main languages of the Roman Empire at that time.
To properly appreciate the Creed we must also be aware that its recitation constitutes a (blessed) oath (Latin: sacramentum) in allegiance to an empire/kingdom and a culture. It used to be "legally binding" and for more than 1000 years (527 to 1612 CE) could not be contradicted without fear of execution.
As an essential part of the liturgy we need the Creed to make sense to us, so that we can continue to proactively profess the words in the affirmative -- every time we recite it.
This book is an attempt to reinterpret the words of the Creed in light of the many scientific, philosophical, and theological advances that have been made since it was originally written.
It is intended for anyone seriously interested in the background and meaning of the Creed but will most likely appeal to theologians and academics since Greek and Latin are referred to extensively.
"What a synthesis of ideas, showing the limitations of our words, and yet
the many new openings too. Very readable."
Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM,
Center for Action and contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Other books by Norbert Bufka:
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Leelanau Series: (about Leelanau County Michigan)
#1 "From Bohemia to Good Harbor (2nd edition): The Story of the Bufka Family in Leelanau" http://www.createspace.com/5215114
#2 "Good Harbor Michigan: The Story and the People 1850-1931" http://www.createspace.com/4463486
#3 "News from the Neighborhood: Good Harbor Michigan: 1875-1931" http://www.createspace.com/4504249
Coming in 2016:
Lost Places in Leelanau
Pope Francis Series:
#1 "Pope Francis: The Beginning of a New Era" http://www.createspace.com/5724697
#2 "Jesus and Pope Francis: Models for Living" (coming in December 2015)
#3 "A Study Guide for Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis" http://www.createspace.com/4690895
#4 "The Care of Our Common Home" by Pope Francis: A Study Guide" http://www.createspace.com/5630131
"The Nicene Creed: A Reinterpretation" http://www.createspace.com/4718567
"Saint Joseph's Seminary: Personal and Historical Perspectives" http://www.createspace.com/5676424
- Publication Date:
- 1500514470 / 9781500514471
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Religion / Christian Church / General