from Creeds – Part 2 by Communio Sanctorum History of the Church season 2.
Creed – I believe = ‘creedo’ – a statement of faith. core elements
Confessions – elaborates on a Creed. a more detailed description of the things of God.
Catechism – to teacher/instruct; outlines of teaching. Have aspects of creeds and confessions.
Councils – meetings/gatherings of believers.