The following list, based on August Hahn’s collection of fourth century creeds in Bibliothek der Symbole und Glaubensregeln der alten Kirche (Breslau: E. Morgenstern, 1897), includes all of the extant creeds produced at fourth century church councils. English translations for most of the creeds can be viewed by clicking the links of the creed names.

Chart Guide:
Doc. No. The document number assigned by Hahn in Symbole und Glaubensregeln
Date The date in which the creed was published
Council The council from which the creed comes; links are provided for additional information on the councils
Name The usual name assigned to the creed; links are provided for the English translation of the creed
Page No. The page number(s) where the Greek or Latin text can be found in Hahn’s book
Ancient Sources The location of various ancient sources in which the creed can be found
CPG The number assigned to the document in CPG
Doc. No. Date Council Name Page No. Ancient Sources CPG
*see below 325 Antioch The Pre-Nicene Creed Only available in Syriac: Paris Ms. (Cod. Par. Syr. 62) Vatican Cod. Syr. 148; Mignana Cod. Syr. 8. For the Syriac text and a reconstruction of Greek, see E. Schwartz, Zur Geschichte des Athanasius, VI in Nachricht. Gott. 1905,pp. 272-9 8509
142 325 Nicaea The Nicene Creed with anathemas 160-161 Athanasius, Defense of the Nicene Defenition, 37; Theodoret, HE 1.12; Socrates, HE 1.8.29-30; Anonymous Church History 2.35.4-5. 8512
153 341 Antioch First Creed of Antioch 183-184 Athanasius, De Synodis, 22; Socrates, HE 2.10.4-9 8556
154 341 Antioch Second Creed of Antioch 184-186 Athanasius De Synodis, 23; Hilary, De Synodis, 29; Socrates HE 2.10.10-18 8557
155 341 Antioch Third Creed of Antioch 186-187 Athanasius, De Synodis, 24 8558
156 341 Antioch Fourth Creed of Antioch 187-188 Athanasius, De Synodis, 25; Socrates, HE 2.18.3-6a 8559
157 343 Serdica Creed of the Western Serdican Council 188-190 Theodoret, HE 2.8.37-52 8560
158 343 Philippopolis Creed of the Eastern Serdican Council 190-191 Hilary, De Synodis 34 8573
159 345 Antioch Ekthesis Makrostichos or “The Long-lined Creed” 192-196 Athanasius, De Synodis, 26; Socrates, HE 2.19.3-28 8575
160 351 Sirmium First Creed of Sirmium 196-199 Athanasius, De Synodis, 27; Socrates, HE 2.30.5-30; Hilary, De Synodis, 38 8577
161 357 Sirmium Second Creed of Sirmium or “The Blasphemy of Sirmium” 199-201 Athanasius, De Synodis, 28; Hilary, De Synodis, 11; Socrates, HE 2.30.31-41 8578
162 358 Ancyra The Anathemas of the Council of Ancrya 201-204 Epiphaniuis, Panarion 73.10.1-73.11.10 8579
163 359 Sirmium Fourth Creed of Sirmium or “The Dated Creed” 204-205 Athanasius, De Synodis, 8; Socrates, HE 2.37.18-24 8581
164 359 Nike (Thrace) The Thracian-Nicaean Creed 205-206 Theodoret, HE 2.21.3-7a 8588
165 359 Seleucia (in Isauria) 9th Confession 206-208 Athanasius De Synodis, 29; Socrates, HE 2.40; Epiphianus, Pan. Haer. 73.25 8589
167 360 Constantinople The Homoian Creed 208-209 Athanasius, De Synodis, 30; Socrates, HE 2.41.8-16 8591
144 381 Constantinople The Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed or “The Nicene Creed” 162-165 E. Schwartz, ACO II 1.2 (1935) 8599
168 400 Toledo The Creed of the First Council of Toledo 209-213 Collectio Hispanna; Collection of the Ms. of Saint-Amand (Massen p. 216-217)

*This creed was not discovered until after Hahn’s book was published, and therefore has no document number.

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