THE APOSTLES' CREED INTERPRETED IN WORDS AND PICTURES by

THE APOSTLES' CREED INTERPRETED IN WORDS AND PICTURES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This book is translated from the Dutch by Henriette R. Breeboort, and she has done well to capture the devotional fervor of the original, remaining faithful to the purpose of the authors, ""to stir love again for these words of the creed and for the beauty of those artistic expressions which proclaim Him who surpasses us all in grace and who is Truth itself."" Basically the chapters are meditations on the successive articles of the creed, bearing in mind that the creed from the beginning is the ""common denominator"" of Christendom which unites the church of the past with the church of today. As the authors explain the meaning of the creed for today, the reader is caught up in renewed challenge to re-commit himself completely to the eternal Christ, whom now he sees more clearly. In fact, the Dutch title of the book is ""As seeing Him who is invisible"". The pictures which comprise the second part of the book are by Michelangelo (from the Sistine Chapel), Rembrandt, Tintoretto, Velazquez, and many others not so well known, chosen because they illustrate visually the articles of the creed dealt with verbally in Part I, and sustain the devotional record of the whole book. Christians of all ages and persuasions should derive help, inspiration and comfort from this modest book.

Pub Date: June 12th, 1961
Publisher: Westminster