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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Wengert, eds., The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2000), 502.
This standpoint also suggests, as Appold notes, that the Book of Concord was not seen as a final statement, but as a point of departure-another argument that challenges scholarship that has long argued that the statement's definitive nature undermined the legitimacy of the many subsequent theological controversies, even at the time.
The publication of the Book of Concord decisively changed public discourse within Evangelical Germany.
(9.) Martin Luther, "The Small Catechism," in Robert Kolb and Timothy Wengert, eds., The Book of Concord (Minneapolis: Augsburg fortress, 2000), 351.
Underlining Reformed doctrinal multiformity--the proverbial doctrine of eternal election being characterized only once, in 1614, as the fundamental article of the Christian faith and considered then as the necessary presupposition of justification (4, 271)--the authors point out the open rather than closed character of Reformed confessional tradition: "In Lutheranism the process of confessional development came to a conclusion with the Formula of Concord (1577) and the Book of Concord (1580).
Wengert, eds., The Book of Concord (Min neapolis: Fortress Press, 2000), Smalcald Articles III,2, 311.
Paul, lived long enough to understand that fidelity rather than timidity has its price, yet there stands at the head of the Augsburg Confession this bold verse from the Psalms (119:46): "I shall also speak of your decrees before kings, and shall not be put to shame" (Kolb/Wengert, Book of Concord, p.
The first English translation of the Book of Concord would not appear until 1851 due to the efforts of Ambrose and Socrates Henkel.
See Solid Declaration I--Concerning Original Sin, The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, trans.
Piepkorn frequently observed that Philip Melanchthon, a lay person, wrote about forty percent of the Book of Concord, far more than came from Luther himself.
Though I keep the Book of Concord in ready reach, reading the Small Catechism from that book inspires an attitude of study.
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.