Know the Creeds and Councils

Know the Creeds and Councils

Taught by Justin S. Holcomb

This course will introduce you to the church’s most important statements of faith over the centuries and explain why those statements still matter today.

Course Details

  • 15 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 5 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Know the Creeds and Councils

12 Month Access
$179.99 USD

Already Enrolled? Sign in

Get academic credit for this course.
 Take this course via The BibleMesh Institute to get transfer credit for degree programs at select institutions.

Course Description

Video Thumbnail

In every generation, the Christian church must interpret and restate its bedrock beliefs, answering the challenges and concerns of the day.

This online course features Episcopal priest, professor of theology, and author Justin Holcomb leading you through centuries of creeds, councils, catechisms, and confessions.

Holcomb presents not with a dry focus on dates and places, but with an emphasis on the living tradition of Christian belief and why it matters for our lives today.

Each lesson explains a key statement of faith and its historical context, provides a simple overview of the statement’s content and key points, and reflects on its contemporary relevance. This course will help you understand the foundations of the Christian faith.

Meet Your Instructors

Justin S. Holcomb

Ph.D., Emory University

Justin S. Holcomb is an Episcopal priest and a professor of theology and Christian thought at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously taught at the University of Virginia and Emory University. He has authored, co-authored, and edited several books, including On the Grace of God, Know the Heretics, and Know the Creeds and Councils, on which this course is based. He lives with his wife and daughters in Orlando, Florida.

Course Outline

  • Apostles' Creed

  • Council of Nicaea and the Nicene Creed

  • Councils of Ephesus

  • Council of Chalcedon

  • Athanasian Creed

  • Councils of Constantinople

  • Councils of Carthage and Orange

  • Midterm Exam

  • Council of Trent

  • Heidelberg Catechism

  • Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion

  • Westminster Confession of Faith

  • Second Vatican Council

  • Modern Confessions

  • Final Exam


Retain what you learn with Cerego's award-winning learning engine

High-quality video lectures and interactive reading materials are further enhanced by Cerego. Cerego’s team is comprised of experts in memory science, technology and education committed to advancing the personalized learning movement. Their next generation learning engine applies adaptive learning and memory science to enhance how you learn, study, and remember.

  • Learn Faster

    All of your lessons are taught by scholars, designed by educators, and enhanced by Cerego. Cerego's technology is built on proven memory science that helps students learn faster and remember longer.

  • Remember Longer

    Your study plan is 100% personalized for your brain and based on the latest in cognitive science to help you retain what you learn.

  • Track Your Progress

    Your dashboard updates every time you study, so you can see what you've learned—and what to review next on your path to mastery.