Book of Concord


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Book of Concord,

name under which the collected documents of the authoritative confessions of faith of the Lutheran Church were published in 1580, the 50th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession. The Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian creeds were included with the particular Lutheran confessions that had appeared from 1530 to 1580. These were the Augsburg Confession, Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Schmalkald Articles, Luther's Larger and Smaller Catechisms, and the Formula of Concord.
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Small Catechism, Preface, 19-20, in The Book of Concord, 350.
They must vow their allegiance to the Book of Concord, promise to affiliate only with a genuine Lutheran body, and agree to submit regular reports of their work.
Having said that, however, it is important to emphasize that the author makes a great effort to include the latest work, making sure in the second volume to include extensive references to research on the Apology by Christian Peters and on the reception of the Book of Concord itself by Irene Dingel.
The publication of the Book of Concord decisively changed public discourse within Evangelical Germany.
Thus, out of this Saxon impetus, with the aid of other Lutheran churches and princes, the Book of Concord was produced, climaxing long efforts to reconcile the various positions in these disputes through the Formula of Concord.
The authors and sponsoring governments that had invested so much in creating the Book of Concord clearly intended it to serve as a settlement of the controversies that had divided their churches and as an official public standard for what was to be taught and preached in their lands.
Book of Concord, "Small Catechism," 359; Book of Concord, "Large Catechism," 459
See his "Concerning Rebaptism," LW 40,241-46; 254-58 and his "Large Catechism," Book of Concord, 462-64.
See further "The Babylonian Captivity of the Church," LW 36,40-43 and Book of Concord, "Large Catechism," 470.
The central document in The Book of Concord is the Augsburg Confession.
It would be a great gain for Lutheran congregations if this new edition of The Book of Concord were to inspire renewed study on the part of pastors and church members.
May the appearance of th is edition of The Book of Concord inspire us to new efforts to reclaim the faith we share