In The Creed: What Christians Believe and Why it Matters, renowned New Testament scholar and catholic theologian, Luke Timothy Johnson clarifies and expounds the meaning of the Apostle's Creed, discussing its evolution from the first decades of the Christian Church to the present day. By connecting the deep theological conflicts of the early Church with the conflicts and questions facing Christians today, Johnson shows that faith is a dynamic process, one not based on a static set of rules. Written in a clear and graceful style, and appropriate for Christians of all denominations, The Creed. is destined to become a classic among modern writings on spirituality. Luke Timothy Johnson is one of the premier biblical and historical scholars in the world today. His writing, while theologically loaded, and while reflecting strong scholarly acumen, also betrays an uncanning spiritual sensitivity to the life of the church. This, along with all his works, are highly recommended.