Reflection on the Creed and the Soul

Van Harn's Exploring and Proclaiming the Apostles' Creed is an exercise in dogmatic theology; Barron's The Strangest Way is an exercise in spiritual theology. The church has prioritized both in its worship, life, and catechesis. But we have not always known how to relate them.

What does 'the life of the creed' in the church, described and preached in Van Harn, have to do with 'the life of the soul' on the Way, described and practiced in Barron? How do the two relate? As you write, you might want to contrast your answer with other answers to which you object or which you would like to correct. You might also want to consider specific elements in both, not just higher levels of abstraction.

How might your own strategies of teaching and learning the faith in your church respect the relationship between the two as you develop it?

Please keep your paper 3-4 pages, double-spaced, and follow the directions in my suggestions for writing papers.

Remember, I want to see proper style, clear writing, a thorough answer to the question, and explicit citations of course materials.

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