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- Explanation of the Apostles’ Creed: A Thorough Exposition of Catholic Faith, With Numerous Examples from Holy Scripture, the Fathers, and Other Sources, Adapted from the Original of Rev. H. Rolfus, D.D., New, Revised Edition (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger, 1907). With Imprimatur. Available at HathiTrust Digital Library. Also available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, and other formats at Open Library, Internet Archive, and Internet Archive (2nd copy).
- Explanation of the Apostles’ Creed: A Thorough Exposition of Catholic Faith, Adapted from the Original of Rev. H. Rolfus, D.D., with a Reflection, Practice, and Prayer on each Article of the Creed, by the Very Rev. Ferreol Girardey, C.Ss.R. (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger, 1902). With Imprimatur. Available at HathiTrust Digital Library.
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‘It is… impossible to separate the act of faith from its contents, that is, from the articles of the Creed. Faith cannot be a formal trust in a person who remains materially unknown to us in his being and essence, in his history and destiny. To love a person also means to want to know that person’s truth. Therefore, the content of faith is significant for our salvation. The articles of faith do not convey theoretical projections and moral postulates. Rather, they are a confession of God himself who in his words and deeds communicates himself to us as truth and life…
“Thus, faith is significant for salvation not only inasmuch as it implies trusting that God will forgive us for Christ’s sake… There is also another essential aspect of faith, namely the knowledge of God. This means that we acknowledge God in the truths that he has revealed for our salvation… If we want to be saved, we must believe “that Jesus is Lord and that God raised him from the dead” (cf. Rom 10:9)… To speak of Christianity as dogmatic… is to say that it is based on God’s historical self-revelation.’
(Gerhard Cardinal Müller, “Is There a Saving Truth? The Salvific Relevance of the Rule of Faith“.)