The SCM Studyguides are becoming increasingly well known, recognized and adopted as accessible textbooks for level 1 students who have no prior knowledge of the subject. "The SCM Studyguide Early Christian Doctrine and the Creeds" offers an accessible, stimulating and interactive guide-book to the emergence of Christian identity, with particular attention to the earliest form of the Christian thought and doctrine. The author analyses the crucial statements of the early Creeds and rules of faith. He explains the creedal statements on the nature of God, creation, incarnation, redemption, the Church and eschatology, and outlines the theological context which influenced their formulation and later modifications by other texts and authors. The Creeds are part of the heritage of all Christian tradition and therefore have to be studied by both theological students and in the context of 'education for discipleship' modules.
Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski (1964) was born in Poland. In 1992 he was ordained in Krakow. In 1999 he was received to the Church of England. He received his PhD in Ancient Philosophy, University of Warsaw (1998). His research is focused on early Alexandrian tradition and includes Philo of Alexandria, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Neoplatonic philosophers (Plotinus, Porphyry of Tyre) and some Coptic documents from the Nag Hammadi Library (the Gospel of Thomas, the Teachings of Silvanus).