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- adj. Variant of creedal.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of creedal.
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- adj. of or relating to a creed
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The Spirit comes from the Father and the Son (the phrasing here is that of the credal phrase of 5th century Spanish origin, Filioque; "from the Father through the Son," is the older formula, still used by the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Churches).
It is, after all, credal to the American national understanding.
However, one is moved to wonder if this tertiary (at best) issue would have become the credal issue of the new millenium if not for the deep pockets of Howard Ahmonson and the so-called Institute for Religion and Democracy.
In which case it is no more an “American agenda” – as Ingham asserts – than an African one. one is moved to wonder if this tertiary (at best) issue would have become the credal issue of the new millenium [sic] if not for the deep pockets of Howard Ahmonson and the so-called Institute for Religion and Democracy.
I happen to have a doctorate and I do not regard it as a statment of faith or a credal confession.
The idea is that whenever one is forced to bet on the pignistic level, the degrees of belief from the credal level are used to calculate (fair) betting ratios that satisfy the probability axioms.
A number of philosophers  have found very plausible the idea that, in asserting that p, one represents oneself as knowing that p. Here, very quickly, is one route to this idea: If our talk is governed by ˜the Cooperative Principle™ (CP), then ˜saying™ itself presumes one's striving to fulfill certain credal-epistemic conditions: chief among the Gricean maxims is that of Quality,
Up to now, we have in practice taken for granted that the State is not the source of morality and legitimacy but a system that brokers, mediates and attempts to co-ordinate the moral resources of those specific communities, the merely local and the credal or issue-focused, which actually make up the national unit.
This poses an uncomfortable dilemma for theologically liberal Christians like those of us you can still find in non-credal or heterodox denominations: Do we have a way to engage in ecumenical dialogue anymore, especially when our denominations are not set up to make truth claims or negotiate them with other denominations?
UU is a covenantal religion, not a credal religion.