This article on the Apostles' Creed describes what Christians confess when they say that Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. The work of the Holy Spirit in Christ's conception ensured Christ's sinless state, while "being born of the virgin Mary" shows Christ's humanity and God's faithfulness to His covenant.
Showing that the virgin birth must be distinguished from the immaculate conception and perpetual virginity, this article shows that Mary gave birth to Christ while being a virgin though she did not remain so. It shows how this relates to Christ divinity and humanity, His sinless state and His role as the Savior.
Davie was requested to give an Evangelical response to the ARCIC document "Mary – Grace and Hope in Christ". He here offers a helpful introduction to the report’s contents and central conclusions. Davie highlights seven elements in it that Evangelicals could welcome. However, he also notes problems with its argument and, in particular, its claims to have made advances in agreement in relation to the Marian dogmas that divide Anglicans and Roman Catholics.