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The Lutheran confessions : history and theology of The book of Concord

Author: Charles P Arand; James A Nestingen; Robert Kolb
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles P Arand; James A Nestingen; Robert Kolb
ISBN: 9780800627416 0800627415
OCLC Number: 955311101
Description: x, 341 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Book of Concord, a confessing of the faith --
Part 1. The ecumenical creeds. A history of the ancient creedal texts : Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian --
The theological contributions of the ancient creeds --
Part 2. The Wittenberg confessions, Luther's and Melanchthon's confessions of the faith. Luther's Small and Large catechisms --
The Augsburg confession --
The Apology of the Augsburg confession --
The Smalcald articles and the Treatise on the power and primacy of the Pope --
Part 3. The Formula of Concord. Theological tensions among Luther's followers before his death --
The "culture of controversy" : the Smalcald War, the "Interims," and the adiaphoristic controversy --
The majoristic and "antinomian" controversies --
The synergistic controversies, the controversy over original sin, and the doctrine of election in the late Reformation --
The Osiandrian controversy over the righteousness that avails before God --
The controversies over the Lord's Supper and christology --
Efforts at attaining concord, 1552-1569 --
Jakob Andreae's drive for Lutheran unity and the composition of the Formula of Concord and the Book of Concord --
Reactions to the Formula of Concord in the 1580s.
Responsibility: Charles P. Arand, James A. Nestingen, and Robert Kolb.
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