Helvetic Confessions

Helvetic Confessions
Helvetic Confessions plural noun
Two confessions of faith drawn up by the Swiss theologians in 1536 and 1566
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  • Helvetic Confessions — Helvetic Confessions, the name of two documents expressing the common belief of the Reformed churches of Switzerland. The First Helvetic Confession (Latin: Confessio Helvetica prior), known also as the Second Confession of Basel, was drawn up at… …   Wikipedia

  • Helvetic Confessions — (Reformed)    The two Helvetic Confessions were a 16th century attempt to define the common beliefs of the various Swiss Reformed churches. The second confession was eventually adopted by other Reformed churches throughout Europe, and remains… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

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  • Helvetic Confession — ▪ Protestant religion       either of two confessions of faith officially adopted by the Reformed Church in Switzerland. The First Helvetic Confession (also called the Second Confession of Basel) was composed in 1536 by Heinrich Bullinger… …   Universalium

  • Confessions, Book of — ▪ religious work       compilation of creeds and confessions that was prepared by a committee of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and was adopted by that church in 1967. It includes the Nicene Creed, the Apostles Creed, the Scots… …   Universalium

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  • Book of Confessions — The Book of Confessions is the book of doctrinal statements of the Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA) and is designated Part 1 of the PCUSA Constitution, Part 2 being the Book of Order. It consists of several ecumenical, Reformed, and modern… …   Wikipedia

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