From: George Murphy (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jun 17 2003 - 20:13:53 EDT
gordon brown wrote:
> I just looked at the ASA web page's link to the Nicene Creed, and it
> raises a question in my mind. The discussion indicates that there is more
> than one version. Which one is intended by our statement of faith--the one
> with the filioque clause or the one without it? In other words, are
> Eastern Orthodox thereby excluded from the ASA?
I'm glad you brought this up because it does highlight a problem in linking to a
text of the creed. We were deliberately non-specific about this for just the reason you
point out. Our intention was certainly _not_ to exclude Orthodox Christians.
It might be a good idea to drop the link until a proper treatment of this can be
discussed. A suitably placed asterisk may be in order.
FWIW I think that the filioque is correct as a theological opinion but that the
western church had no business unilaterally inserting it in the creed.
George L. Murphy
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