Sources And Contexts Of The Book Of Concord

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Born in controversy and raised in university settings, the Lutheran reform movement was embroiled immediately, publicly, and perennially in theological disputes and political battles. While controversies during Martin Luther's lifetime centered on disagreements with Rome and Geneva, present and later differences emerged over interpreting Luther's and Melanchthon's theologies on such issues as governmental interference, liturgical practices, justification's implications for good works and sin, the Lord's supper, ...
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Overview

Born in controversy and raised in university settings, the Lutheran reform movement was embroiled immediately, publicly, and perennially in theological disputes and political battles. While controversies during Martin Luther's lifetime centered on disagreements with Rome and Geneva, present and later differences emerged over interpreting Luther's and Melanchthon's theologies on such issues as governmental interference, liturgical practices, justification's implications for good works and sin, the Lord's supper, and election. It is this defining dis-concord, alternating with attempts at concord and conciliation, that is reflected in the documents newly translated in this indispensable documentary companion to The Book of Concord, which includes the works of Agricola, Eck, Chemnitz, Melanchthon, and Luther.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800632908
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,216,698
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Contributors
A Booklet for Laity and Children 1
One Hundred Thirty Common Questions by Johann Agricola 13
John Eck's Four Hundred Four Articles for the Imperial Diet at Augsburg 31
The Schwabach Articles 83
The Marburg Articles 88
The Torgau Articles 93
The Confutation of the Augsburg Confession 105
Philip Melanchthon's Disputation: We Are Justified by Faith and Not by Love 140
The Augsburg Interim 144
The Leipzig Interim 183
Judgment on Certain Controversies concerning Certain Articles of the Augsburg Confession 197
Catalog of Testimonies 220
Martin Luther's Torgau Sermon on Christ's Descent into Hell and the Resurrection 245
The Saxon Visitation Articles of 1592 256
Index of Biblical Passages 261
Biographical Index 266
Subject Index 273
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