A study of the Apostles' Creed, both its historical meaning and liturgical use, summing up the history of the development of creeds in Christianity. An appendix lists all books in English on the Creed written in modern times and provides some versions of the Creed in the original languages and in translations. The body of the book consists of a series of theological expositions of its verses.
Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., is professor emeritus in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Fr. Ayo is an award-winning author of fourteen books and numerous articles on Catholic spirituality and theology, including Gloria Patri: The History and Theology of the Lesser Doxology (2007) and The Hail Mary: A Verbal Icon of Mary (1994) both published by the University of Notre Dame Press.