Faithful Living

Discipleship, Creed, and Ethics

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Michael Leyden
  • Norwich, UK: 
    SCM Press
    , December
     224 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


How can the things we do and say in Church impact our lives and shape the decisions we make on a daily basis? What kind of life is implied for people who believe the things that Christians believe?

Faithful Living attempts to think through these questions and considers the formational impact worship can have on Christian ethics, and therefore on the lives of Christian disciples. It focuses on one of the Church’s regular practices, reciting the Nicene Creed, and offers an ethical commentary on the Creed’s key ideas and themes, challenging Christians from all traditions to think through their faith in order to live faith-fully before God. In so doing, it seeks to hold Christian belief and practice (what are often more formally called doctrine and practice) together. 

Each chapter addresses one clause from the Creed, attending to its theological meaning, before turning to the ethical implications associated with it. 

Topics include community, food, politics, disability, suffering, hope, discernment, and catechesis.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Michael Leyden is director of St Mellitus College, North West, and tutor and lecturer in doctrine and ethics at St Mellitus College.




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