Augsburg Confession


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Noun1.Augsburg Confession - the document drawn up in 1555 to defend the catholicity of Lutheran doctrine and to justify innovations in Lutheran practice; is still in effect today
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In their self-critical analysis of the condemnations of Anabaptists in the Augsburg Confession (1530), (35) Lutherans acknowledge that the new results of exegesis prove contemporary Mennonites to be right in the conviction that baptism following an individual confession of faith is the most obvious account of baptismal praxis in the New Testament witnesses.
offers considerable evidence from key 16th-century texts (the Augsburg Confession, the Large and Small Catechisms, among others) that Luther and Melanchthon both saw character formation and pursuit of a moral life to be important tasks for the church and all individual Christians, arguing that the law served a purpose broader than simply exposing human sinfulness and our need for God's mercy: the law could also give shape and content to the life of discipleship to which those justified by grace are called.
The Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Romania is the German-speaking Lutheran church in Romania, headquartered in the city of Sibiu, formerly known as Hermannstadt.
She refused to soften her Reformed theology and align her Calvinist faith with the 1530 Augsburg Confession and the pro-Lutheran 1555 Religious Peace of Augsburg (still recognized by the empire as legally binding), which might have been an easier route to confessional recognition by the empire.
21) Yet, the Chalcedonian doctrine is enshrined in Article III of the Augsburg Confession, and all three of the ecumenical creeds (Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian) appear at the very beginning of the Book of Concord.
In fact, despite its origins as a Lutheran statement of faith, Seltmann and Opitz read the whole of the Augsburg Confession as an irenical document.
Younan was the first to translate the Augsburg Confession, a key document of the Lutheran Church, into Arabic.
Most biographies of the professor concentrate on the early years: his contributions to the visitation in imperial Saxony (1526-28) and his most influential edition of the Augsburg Confession.
The Augsburg Confession explains that this is `as a comfort for terrified consciences' (A C xxiv 1, Tappert 1959: 56).
Both documents set the same conditions for full communion: recognition that both the Lutheran Augsburg Confession and the Book of Common Prayer contain "the essentials of the one catholic and apostolic faith," a common understanding of baptism, Eucharist and the authority of Scripture; and a full acknowledgment of the authenticity of each church's ordained clergy.
In the 1980s he was even interested in declaring the Augsburg Confession [the first Lutheran declaration of faith] a Catholic document.
Lutherans summarized their views in the Augsburg Confession, Presbyterians in the Westminster Confession, and Quakers in the Apology.