As he informed Gilbert Sheldon, then warden of All Souls, in a letter, he was fully resolved on two points - that to say that the Fourth Commandment is a law of God appertaining to Christians is false and unlawful, and that the damnatory clauses in the Athanasian Creed are most false, and in a high degree presumptuous and schismatical.
Although at one period he certainly shrank from reciting the Athanasian Creed in church, he was towards the close of his life found ready to join an association for the defence of this formulary.
Burn, Introduction to the Creeds (1899), and The Athanasian Creed in vol.
On Sundays the Athanasian Creed is said at prime.
Still stronger was the feeling caused by his efforts to make the recital of the Athanasian Creed optional instead of imperative in the Anglican Church.
Jayne, The Athanasian Creed (1905); J.
The Athanasian Creed is an instruction designed to confute heresies which were current in the 5th century.
Ommanney, The Athanasian Creed (1897); B.
Robinson, The Athanasian Creed (1905); E.
In 1629 he tions of the faith such as the Athanasian Creed published a confession in which he attempted to incorporate ideas of the reformers while preserving the leading ideas of Eastern traditional theology.